The holiday season is truly upon us but sometimes the money doesn’t make it to the end of the month, especially this month. For over two decades the St. Saviour’s Food Pantry has been there to help folks in need

A 2023 calendar has been created as a fundraising initiative for the Food Pantry and is available around town and from St. Saviour’s at 701 Ward Street. Nora Nitz, Food Pantry Manager shares “We would like to thank the artists whose work brings this calendar to life, as well as Hall Printing for their expertise. We are 100% volunteer run and couldn’t operate without their gift of time. Our clients who always enrich our lives and our many benefactors make this all possible. Served with respect and dignity, every client is able to choose what they put in their own bags and then sit for a while with a coffee and baked treat. Conversations, laughter and a sense of community fill the room. We’ve hosted parties and wakes, celebrations of all sorts in our space. Thank you. 

In 2000 the Food Pantry opened its doors to the public for the first time, working out of an office closet, and without any advertising eight people came that day. Over the years so many more have come into the space, no longer a closet, to access food, have a coffee and chat with friends and neighbours

The calendars will be available at Otter Books, Ellison’s Market, Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery Shop, Kootenay Co-op, Nelson Home Building, Gaia Rising, Cowan’s, AM Radio Cafe, Packrat Annie’s, Wait’s On Nelson Ave, Kootenai Moon Furniture & Home Decor and Sunnyside Naturals in Kaslo. A portion of the sales will go directly to support the work of the St. Saviour’s Food Pantry. If you would like to make a cash donation to St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral to support the Food Pantry (put ‘Food Pantry’ in the memo line of the cheque) or donate a package of fresh food on any Friday at 8:30 am before we open. You are welcome to stop by for a coffee. We are open every Friday 9 am – 11 am including holidays, 701 Ward Street, Nelson.  Everyone Welcome.

Contact: Stephanie Myers, 250-505-7410, stephaniemyersfundraising@gmail.com