LangleyAdvance Kids come through pg A5 Your community newspaper since 1931 Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Your source for breaking news, sports, and entertainment: www.langleyadvance.com Audited circulation: 40,026 – 24 pages We Pay Cash NOW Gold & Silver For your scrap “People ask me why I’m always smiling,” said Langley Food Bank volunteer George Funk. “It’s because I really enjoy my work. This is the best place on earth.” Turn your scrap gold intoca… tion 604-534-8845 20369 56 Ave., Langley (Behind the Baseline Pub) 11053562 • pay bills • a va ith the family • a night out w • christmas gifts Troy Landreville Langley Advance Community service Food great, funds even better BUILT-IN VACUUM Starting at 599 $ CY CL OV AC Mobile In Home Service The Langley Food Bank appreciates donations to keep its operating costs down. PACKAGES LANGLEY #1-19638 Fraser Hwy. 02010112 604-530-7501 www.biggarysvacuums.ca Customers First Since 1980 Family Owned & Operated WINDSHIELDS and GLASS • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL 604-533-4554 Unit 4, 5965 200 Street, Langley, B.C. 04302785 www.paylessglass.ca LFB administrator George Vandergugten said staff and volunteers are going full out, every day, to keep up with the demand. “Food donations are very good and always have been here at the LFB,” Vandergugten said. “What by Troy Landreville we need most is cash donations firstname.lastname@example.org to pay our operating costs each Thinking about giving a belated month.” Christmas present to the comThese costs include rent, utilmunity’s needy? ities, trucking expenses, wages, Consider donating some funds and insurance costs, as well as to the Langley Food Bank (LFB). building and equipment repairs. The local food bank is now proJust in the past few months, viding 600 families with grocery LFB paid $2,500 for forklift hampers every week – a 100 per repairs, and $2,000 for refrigeracent increase over three years tion service. ago. “Without funds to pay overhead costs, we could not operate,” Vandergugten said. “A lot of people don’t think about that.” It’s been a very good couple of months in terms of non-perishible food donations at LFB. The local food bank’s warehouse is full. “The need is greater than ever but the community’s response has been tremendous,” Vandergugten said. “It always has been in Langley, this year more Troy Landreville/Langley Advance than before. Awareness The Langley Food Bank is supported by dedicated is greater – that’s the volunteers including Lilly Russell. biggest reason.” Troy Landreville/Langley Advance Volunteers Irene Van Spronsen and Howard Scott sorted non-perishable food items at the Langley Food Bank. Inset left – The community continues to deliver, helping to keep food flowing at the local food bank. First opened in September 1989, LFB has many volunteers who help in a variety of tasks including distribution, cleaning, food packaging, paperwork, and sorting. To register as a food bank client, you must be a resident of Langley and make an appointment for an intake interview. At the interview, you must provide documentation of your residency in Langley, all the members of the household, as well as all household income and expenses. The LFB, at 5768 203rd St., is open for distribution from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. LFB information can be found on the internet at www.langleyfoodbank.com. Click on the Langley Food Bank icon. Call the LFB at 604-533-0891.