Volunteers make the holiday season sparkle in Sooke

November 18, 2016

Sooke is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers and community groups that organize fun, family friendly events around the holidays. Many of these events, such as the Festival of Trees at SEAPARC throughout December, and the Santa Parade on December 4th, are offered free or for a low-cost, which helps to ease the financial burden families often find themselves faced with at this busy time of year.

For many Sooke residents, the Sooke Food Bank and the Sooke Christmas Bureau also provide some added financial relief, both during the holidays and throughout the rest of the year.

The Sooke Christmas Bureau kicked off its annual campaign on November 18th and volunteers will be collecting donations of food and cash for the next several weeks. These donations will ensure that local people will have access to a hamper of healthy food for their table during the holiday season.

During the rest of the year, the Sooke Food Bank helps to fill this gap in our community. It is estimated that more than 3,600 volunteer hours were spent in operating the Sooke Food Bank last year alone.

Sooke is very fortunate to have volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to helping care for our community. The many hours that volunteers spend collecting and sorting donations are the reason that the Sooke Christmas Bureau and the Sooke Food Bank can help to provide for those who find themselves in need.

Please consider donating to the Sooke Christmas Bureau, and throughout the year to the Sooke Food Bank. If you would like to volunteer with the Christmas Bureau, please call 250-642-1534 and leave a message.


Volunteers at the Sooke Food Bank


Media Contact:

Teresa Sullivan
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634
Email: tsullivan@sooke.ca