The Kapuskasing Food Bank needs of a new coordinator. Rick Bartlett has announced he is stepping aside and retiring after eight years at the helm.
He says the importance of the food bank has grown from 12-15 clients per week when he first started to now serving over 70 different clients on a weekly basis.
He adds the generosity of the community has been tremendous whenever the Food Bank has required support, something that he sees as a problem in other communities.
“And that’s never been an issue in the eight years I’ve ran the operation,” he said. “Everybody from $10 to $10,000….the money has always come so has the food, the support from schools, churches, organizations.”
Over the years Bartlett has revamped the Food Bank with many changes. There have also been several additions recently including the Soup Kitchen and the Community Garden.
He says it’s time for new younger blood with fresh ideas to take the organization on to the next chapter.