St. Vincent de Paul Needs Containers

By Cheryl Jahn
August 9, 2018 - 3:50pm Updated: August 9, 2018 - 6:06pm

PRINCE GEORGE - Every day, St. Vincent de Paul's Drop-In Centre produces more than 160 meals for the less fortunate. 

"Well sometimes, at lunchtime, when we have extra soup, salads or casseroles and it can't be used again, we will put it into containers," says Bernie Goold. "But boxes of containers cost close to a hundred dollars."

So, they had been relying on the good graces of individuals who had 500 ml and 75- ml containers, like old sour cream and yogurt containers. But the City's blue box program has changed things.

"When the City Fathers started the recycling program, which was a wonderful asset to Prince George, people stopped dropping off their containers."

So the Society is putting out a call for containers. They can be dropped off at the Drop-In Centre or at the Thrift Shop on Third Avenue.


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