Food Bank President Mike Wakelin, left, and CUPE 4728’s Rosemary Dykhuizen hold the union local’s $1,000 donation Friday, Nov. 27. The union represents Grand Forks’ city employees. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Food Bank President Mike Wakelin, left, and CUPE 4728’s Rosemary Dykhuizen hold the union local’s $1,000 donation Friday, Nov. 27. The union represents Grand Forks’ city employees. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks first-responders, union local come through for Boundary Food Bank

Huge quantities of food and cash donations have come just in time for the holidays

The Boundary Community Food Bank has recently seen donations pour in from first-responders and a union local in Grand Forks.

Over a ton of groceries came to the Food Bank on Donaldson Drive Tuesday, Nov. 24, the result of a food drive by the city’s Boundary Hospital and BC Ambulance crews, Grand Forks RCMP and Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, according to food bank President Mike Wakelin.

From the front: BC Ambulance Service members Stephanie Clark, Liam Mastre and Darcy Tiller inside the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of the Boundary Community Food Bank

From the front: BC Ambulance Service members Stephanie Clark, Liam Mastre and Darcy Tiller inside the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of the Boundary Community Food Bank

Not to be outdone, C.U.P.E local 4728, the union that represents Grand Forks’ city employees, donated $1,000 to the food bank on Friday, Nov. 27.

From the front: BC Ambulance Service members Stephanie Clark, Liam Mastre and Darcy Tiller inside the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of the Boundary Community Food Bank

From the front: BC Ambulance Service members Stephanie Clark, Liam Mastre and Darcy Tiller inside the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of the Boundary Community Food Bank

Words could scarely convey Wakelin’s thanks.

“Wow!” he wrote in a email to The Gazette. “This will go a long way to help supply food to the people who need our services,” he wrote.


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