Kick off the season of giving and help make sure your neighbors have enough food for the holidays! Join Operation Refrigeration! and expand the cold storage capacity at the Bitter Lake food bank.
Donate today to help buy a commercial size refrigerator and freezer for the food bank in Bitter Lake. Our goal is $6,000. If everyone gives what they can, we will be able to say together, Mission Accomplished!
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In July of 2017, North Helpline Emergency Services and Food bank took over operations of a second food bank, located in Bitter Lake. The second location in Bitter Lake increased accessibility to those taking the bus to get food. “At North Helpline, we work hard to make sure our neighbors have food on the table and a roof over their heads” said Kelly Brown, Executive Director of North Helpline. “Bitter Lake is home to many low-income seniors and creates the opportunity to better serve the Aurora corridor, Shoreline, and Greenwood”, Brown says.
Previously, the food bank in Bitter Lake operated two Saturdays a month. By late September, the food bank expanded its hours to handing out food every Saturday. When North Helpline originally took over operations, the food bank was using regular household fridges. We work to have more produce for our clients, but with these fridges we had to squeeze in all of the food.
In late September, a generous donor, Kevin Schofield, helped North Helpline buy two commercial size fridges and a commercial size freezer so that we were able to expand our cold storage capacity. The food bank is now looking to add a three door fridge and two door freezer. We aim to store more frozen meats and fresh produce to feed our increasing number of clients. More nutritious food will be available for those that rely on the food bank to make healthful choices. These new new units as well as our already improved cold storage will help us make sure our neighbors have food on the table.
Kick off the holiday season and donate today!
Visit our website to learn more about the food bank in Bitter Lake.