Mission mayor tees up first golf tourney to help St. Joseph’s food bank

Funding needed for new $400,000 facility

Mission Mayor Ted Adlem is establishing a tradition this year with a mayor’s charity golf tournament on July 21, one that he intends to hold annually. The first recipient of this attention is an organization that has been operating under the public radar, until now – St. Joseph’s Parish church food bank on 7th Avenue.

For the past 20 years, people in need have found sustenance tucked away in the basement of St. Joseph’s in Mission.

Twice a month, those down in their luck, low-income families and others are able to take home bags of nutritious food, thanks to the quiet support of the parish’s volunteers, Knight of Columbus members and the $2 food coupons available at local participating grocery stores.

The need has grown steadily, and today about $50,000 worth of food is distributed to an average of 300 households a month at St. Joe’s food bank.

By Christina Toth, Abbotsford Mission Times July 11, 2012
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