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Story of the day: Surrey Leader gives food bank a boost

March 15, 2011

Surrey/North Delta Leader reporter Boaz Joseph and his Leader colleagues are nominated for its special “Faces of the Surrey Food Bank” series in the Community service category.

You can find editor Paula Carlson‘s introductory story here, which links to several in-depth features on the bank. Boaz wrote most of the stories.

In one of the most interesting stories, Boaz profiles a 79-year-old woman who once worked as a foreign correspondent for a London newspaper. And you thought only community journalists were poor…

On the living room shelf in Gillett’s tidy Guildford apartment sits a silver coffee pot from Saudi Arabia and a teapot from Sri Lanka.

“I went to some absolutely marvelous places. I spent three weeks in Riyadh with the late King Faisal.”

…Every second Thursday, volunteers with the Hampers to Your Home (H2YH) program bring the former newspaper reporter a hamper of staples, including bread, soup, cereal, canned vegetables and meat (usually fish), and pastas.

Usually, some fresh vegetables are included, although this time of year, there are fewer of those.


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