The five Rotary clubs on the Peninsula joined forces on Saturday June 20, 2015 to host the 2nd Annual Breakfast Fundraiser for the Sources South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Held at the First United Church in White Rock, there was a good turnout of community members and volunteer Rotarians who made it an enjoyable event.
Approximately $3,200 was fundraised from ticket sales and donations!
With an abundance of pancakes, eggs, sausages, bacon, juice, coffee and tea, everyone went away well fed.
Local Rotarian Jack Rae spoke for a few minutes about the Sources Food Bank and his experience as a volunteer there. Several Sources board members were present to support the fundraiser, as well as Sources Community Engagement and Events Manager Kiri Glen.
Many people participated in a “Guess the Cost of the Groceries” game which featured two days’ worth of food for a family of five including fresh produce, canned goods, dairy, meat and toiletries. Guesses ranged from a low of $31 to a high of $346.
The actual cost was $168!
The winning guess was $172.
The winner received $150 in grocery store gift cards which he gave to his daughter who is a mother of seven children.
Many thanks to our local Rotary clubs and all the volunteers and attendees who helped make this event a great success for another year! Rotary clubs on the Peninsula continue to be champions of Sources Community Resources Society and we appreciate their ongoing support.
The mission of the Sources Food Bank is to provide nutritious food and support to community members in need, raise awareness about poverty and involve the community in solutions. Its mandate is to provide enough food for each person in our community for at least two days per week; there is additional support for school-age children and babies. For more information, click here to visit our Food Bank webpage.