(The Mustard Seed Street Church/Facebook)

Seven food banks across Vancouver Island have received donations of $2,000 each courtesy of the Island Corridor Foundation.

The total $14,000 donation is provided to help food banks purchase much-needed resources for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The ICF is a part of many different communities on Vancouver Island and wanted to provide some assistance where we are able to,” said Andrea Thomas, Manager Corridor Development, ICF.

“This is a small contribution but hopefully will make an impact and help ease some of the stress on people and families in all our communities.”

The food banks receiving donations include:

  • Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank in Nanaimo
  • Comox Valley Foodbank
  • Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army Community Ministries in Parksville/Qualicum
  • Port Alberni Community Food Bank Salvation Army
  • Cowichan Valley Basket Society
  • Goldstream Foodbank
  • Mustard Seed in Victoria

The ICF is a charity registered for the purpose of owning and managing the former E&N Corridor on Vancouver Island.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks across Canada have reported a notable increase in the number of people requiring their services.

Both the federal and provincial governments have since allocated millions of dollars for the purposes of keeping food banks well stocked.

Since then, individuals, groups, and businesses have all stepped up to organize fundraisers and donation drives for the purpose of raising money for charities and food banks.

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