Esquimalt Food Drive Delivers Goods to the Neighbourhood

December 18, 2008

The Esquimalt Neighbourhood House received an early Christmas gift of 1,200 pounds of non-perishable goods from the Township of Esquimalt. The special delivery was made by the Township of Esquimalt’s Refuse Workers who unloaded the goods at the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House on December 17th. Esquimalt Neighbourhood House staff and Esquimalt Councillors Meagan Brame and Randall Garrison were on hand for the delivery.

This year marked the 9th Annual Christmas Food Drive which is organized by Esquimalt’s Refuse Workers. Over two weeks, Esquimalt employees collected the non-perishable donations from Esquimalt homes during regular garbage collection. Donations were also accepted at the Esquimalt Municipal Hall and the Public Works Yard.

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins is happy to see that Esquimalt employees and residents worked together again this year to make for another successful food drive. Mayor Desjardins adds, “Thank you staff and residents for proving that Esquimalt is truly a caring and co-operative community.”

The Esquimalt Neighbourhood House is a multi-service social service agency which provides emergency meals for individuals and families. According to Esquimalt Neighbourhood House staff member, Gayle Floyd, “The annual food drive supports the community not only at Christmas but also throughout the entire year. It supports not only Esquimalt but the greater community as well.”

For more information contact:

Marlene Lagoa, Manager of Communications and Sustainability
Phone: 250-414-7122

Wayne Martin, Manager of Public Works
Phone: 250-414-7158