By Amy Woolvett
THE COAST GUARD
While food boxes continue to be delivered to families in need in the Town of Lockeport, donations are down to nothing and organizer Tiffany Suttle is finding she has to raid both her pockets and her kitchen to keep supply up.
“I can’t turn people away,” said Suttle.
“I think people have forgotten about it,” she said.
She started the Lockeport food bank in the fall and services up to 12 families to date throughout the Tri-County region.
She said donations were higher in the beginning but Suttle fears that maybe people thought that the program was only to get families through the holiday.
Instead, Suttle’s plans are to continue the food bank as long as it is needed.
Her boxes focus primarily on items that are difficult to obtain at the Shelburne food bank with a focus on baby and children’s items.
Diapers, formula, wipes, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lunch box non-perishables like juice boxes, peanut-free individually wrapped snacks and cereals are all items she packs into boxes.
St. Andrews United Church in Lockeport upon hearing about the low donations has decided to run a food drive for the Lockeport food bank.
While she isn’t accepting cash donations at this time she welcomes gift cards so that she can purchase supplies.
For anyone wishing to donate items there is a drop off box at Roseway Hospital, St. Andrews United Church in Lockeport and Lockeport Pharmacy.
Contact Tiffany Suttle at 902-656-2605 for more information.