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Coquitlam seniors home cuts holiday cheque to SHARE food bank

Seniors and staff at Parkwood Manor in Coquitlam handed an early Christmas present to SHARE Family and Community Services: a donation of more than $1,400.
SHARE officials receive $1,418 from Parkwood Manor residents in Coquitlam.

Seniors and staff at a Coquitlam retirement residence donated some of their holiday cash to help a Tri-City nonprofit feed the community.

Residents and employees at Parkwood Manor, located at 1142 Dufferin St. in the City Centre neighbourhood, recently gave $1,418 to the food bank run by SHARE Family and Community Services.

"Their generosity knows no bounds," Parkwood’s Theresa Lange said in a statement to the Tri-City News on Wednesday, Dec. 20.

The food bank at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody serves hundreds of Tri-City residents each week.

Donations of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as non-perishable items, are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays (except Wednesdays):

  • canned diced tomatoes
  • chunky tomato sauce
  • canned fruits
  • canned vegetables (corn and mushroom)
  • canned fish and meats (tuna and ham)
  • instant oatmeal and cereal variety packs (singl-serving packages)
  • canned meals (beans in tomato sauce and beef chili or stew)
  • pasta (900 g or smaller)
  • extra virgin olive oil (1 L or smaller)

Food bank workers and volunteers distribute the items and hampers on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m to the following sites for collection:

  • Coquitlam = Hillside Church (1393 Austin Ave.)
  • Port Coquitlam = Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Ave.)
  • Port Moody = SHARE Family and Community Services (2615 Clarke St., rear of building)

For more details about how to donate food or money to SHARE, visit the association's website.