I had the pleasure of helping out at the Annual Christmas dinner on Saturday night to benefit those in need that frequent our local food bank. The event was hosted by the Christian Reform Church with support from our food bank partners at the Cowichan Valley Basket Society and provided a traditional Christmas dinner with all the fixings and dessert as well as an opportunity for every attendee to pick out a special gift for themselves. More than 400 people in our community benefit from this special event and it was so nice to see everyone enjoying the festivities!
Thank you to the many community volunteers that help to coordinate this large scale event to make it a success. I was proud to work alongside my Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Crew members of Cathy Donald, Ilka Bene, Dawn Fox, Shawna Russell, cindy schiller, Kareen Post and Michelle Batty. We rolled up our sleeves and joined the many production lines to ensure everyone was served in a timely fashion. This included cutting up desserts, plating the food, serving the meal and helping with clean up and preparation for the second seating. So grateful to live in a community where an event like this can take place and there are people ready to step in and lend a hand.