A program that prepared more than 800 economical, nutritious dinners is coming to a close.
Initiated in 2006 by longtime community volunteer Kay Braby, Dinner Tonight was rolled out by dedicated volunteers from a number of Salmon Arm church congregations under the umbrella of NeighbourLink Shuswap.
Despite strong efforts to promote this service in the community, annual dinner sales have declined over the past two years.
Volunteers decided their time and efforts could be better directed to other needs and opportunities for service in the community.
Pre-packaged dinners consisting of non-perishable canned and dried foods were sold at a number of Salmon Arm locations including the Churches of Salmon Arm Thrift Store, the Canadian Mental Health Thrift Store, the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Centre and the North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Society Office.
The Board of NeighbourLink Shuswap is grateful to volunteers and businesses who have supported this service ministry over the past six years.