Major Len Millar of the Estevan Salvation Army usually looks at life as being a glass half-full, not half-empty. But when the glass is 80 per cent empty, he’s not enjoying the odds.
That’s the situation with the Salvation Army operated food bank right now. It’s at 20 per cent of where it needs to be and that gives the affable Millar a touch of angst.
From January through April, the local food bank provided direct food hampers for about 100 families, or 350 people. Millar said that represented about $21,000 in value whereas in 2011, it was between $14,000 and $15,000.