For over 11 years, the St. Saviour’s Food Pantry in Nelson has helped hungry people in the community.
The Food Pantry, which is 100 per cent volunteer operated, opened February 18, 2000 as part of the Anglican Church Millennium Project.
“We treat everyone who comes through our door with dignity and respect,” says Nora Nitz, who has co-ordinated the Food Pantry from the beginning. “We cater to our client’s body, mind and soul, but people feel comfortable coming here regardless of affiliation.”
She says the Food Pantry serves mainly low income working families and pensioners.
“We have over 50 people coming in every week. That’s one person every two minutes.”
Besides food, the service provides free books and toiletries. This winter, the Food Pantry is open every Friday, including holidays, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Donations can be dropped off at the church office at 723 Ward Street, Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information, please call the church office at 250-352-5711.