Good Samaritan’s kindness leaves volunteer in awe

Harvest Food Bank finds humility in client's generosity.

Dear editor,

Being the manager at Harvest Food Bank gives me a good dose of humility every day. But on Oct. 18, wow, I was left in awe of one person’s kindness extended to others.

Let me explain: Our clients receive one distribution of food monthly. It contains basic essentials plus donated items. The food bank relies heavily on donations from individuals, businesses and food drives, as well as B.C. Food Bank. We also run a second-hand store and purchase essential items from its revenue each month.

One of these items is a large quantity of eggs. On Oct. 18, toward the end of the food bank run we began to run out of eggs, so we divided what was left into half-dozen trays to go the distance. But by the end of the afternoon we were completely out of eggs.

A client came in to us late in the afternoon requesting assistance, and another individual who had received a full quota of eggs earlier in the day and who was in the store, offered to divide her dozen eggs and share with the client.

Still later, another client requiring assistance came into the food bank. Again, the same individual insisted on giving her remaining eggs to help another person in need.

Such a gracious act reminds me of how amazing humanity can be.

To all who may help us help others, a sincere thank you from all of us at Harvest Food Bank.

Suzanne Galitzine

Manager, Harvest Food Bank