The waiting area for the Trail United Church food bank was already full an hour before the service opened on Tuesday.

The waiting area for the Trail United Church food bank was already full an hour before the service opened on Tuesday.

Smokies game on Friday; bring along goodwill and good cheer

Locals are asked to bring a food item and cheer to the Smoke Eaters game Friday night. All proceeds to the Trail United Church food bank.

Arlene (left) and Kim Parkinson of Warfield are part of a team of volunteers who run the Trail United Church food bank. Three Tuesdays each month, the donor funded program serves a diverse group of individuals and families. The volunteer run food bank reports an ever climbing number of patrons accessing their service. Food bank stats show 4,085 people accessed the program three years ago, the number grew <span class="n_ 69 v1" style="color: #000000; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: