Grant helps Sec­ond Har­vest help oth­ers

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A GRANT of more than $80,000 is help­ing Sec­ond Har­vest pro­vide food to the area’s less for­tu­nate.

Es­tab­lished in 1982 to col­lect and dis­trib­ute food for peo­ple in need, the Hamil­ton Hill or­gan­i­sa­tion will use the $80,500 Lot­tery­west grant to help stock its low-cost gro­cery store and cre­ate food pack­ages.

Sec­ond Har­vest man­ager San­dra Walquist said their main clien­tele were low-in­come fam­i­lies, sin­gle­par­ent fam­i­lies and pen­sion­ers.

“As Sec­ond Har­vest is not gov­ern­ment-funded or church-backed, the Lot­tery­west grant is cru­cial for the run­ning of the Emer­gency Food Re­lief pro­gram,” she said.

“With­out their sup­port, fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als in cri­sis can­not be sup­ported.

“With the in­crease of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, the break­down of fam­i­lies, drug us­age and home­less­ness, with­out ser­vices like Sec­ond Har­vest, fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als will have no means of get­ting through tough sit­u­a­tions.”

Visit www.sec­ond­har­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d487905

Beth­win Lopez and Sandy Walquist with Jill Fraser, Rhonda Wil­liams and Fa­tima Ex­ton from Sec­ond Har­vest.

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