Langford’s Stuff the Trolley Challenge Raises Funds For the Goldstream Food Bank
(Langford, B.C.) – On Friday, December 22nd, the City of Langford announced the 2023 Stuff the Trolley Challenge results. $2,900 in cash, $400 in gift cards, over 1000 food items, 80 toys and non-food-related items were collected and distributed to the Goldstream Food Bank and Ruth King Elementary School in support of their hamper program. The City of Langford would like to thank everyone who donated to this community fundraiser.
The City’s Stuff the Trolley Challenge encouraged residents to support the Goldstream Food Bank through the donation of non-perishable food items, gift cards, cash, warm clothes, and blankets. Throughout December, the Langford Trolley travelled around Langford collecting donations at the annual Langford Light Up, Belmont Secondary School, the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, and the West Shore Town Centre. All donors were entered to win a VIP Langford Lanes prize pack donated by City Centre Park.
“It’s wonderful to see the community come together to support those in need in such a significant way,” said Langford Mayor Scott Goodmanson. “While we always see an abundance of donation campaigns during the holiday season, I want to remind everyone that donations are needed year-round. Food bank usage has increased significantly over recent years, I encourage the community to keep the Goldstream Food Bank in mind now and throughout 2024.”
The Goldstream Food Bank needs the community’s support now more than ever, with Food Banks Canada reporting a 32% increase in food bank visits from March 2022 to March 2023, and a 78.5% increase compared to March 2019. Donations can be made online on the Goldstream Food Bank’s website any time of the year. All donations over $20 receive a tax receipt.
Thank you to the Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa, Westshore Town Centre, and SD62 for partnering with the City of Langford and providing the donation locations. The City would also like to recognize Tim Hortons and Fairways Market for providing complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies.
Monetary donations can also be made directly to the Goldstream Food Bank on the Goldstream Food Bank’s website. The Food Bank then uses its purchasing power, which equates to approximately $2 worth of food for every $1 donated, to purchase items in need. Additionally, donations can be made in person at the Goldstream Food Bank, 761 Station Avenue, between 9 AM and 12 PM on the first three Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each month.