Board members, staff and volunteers at the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre are mourning the loss of long-time volunteer Janice Klym who passed away on April 27 in hospice care. Janice’s life was filled with challenges that she worked so hard to overcome while advocating strongly for others in similar circumstances.
Until illness overtook her disability Janice kept our food bank warehouse in order, sorting hundreds of items by best-before and expiry dates and helping in many other ways.
Business leaders in Summerland may remember Janice’s fundraising drive to establish a community garden that still operates at the Summerland Alliance Church.
We will miss Janice’s lively conversation, her honesty, her commitment to making a better life for people on the fringes of poverty and her help in making all of our work at the Food Bank a little easier.
John Bubb, President
Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre