Langley food bank looks for help after multiple thefts

WATCH: During the busy winter season, a Langley food bank gets hit by thieves, repeatedly.

UPDATE: The community is now rallying behind the Sources Food Bank. On Tuesday, it was announced they received a $5,000 donation from the Aldergrove Credit Union.

Langley food bank is scrambling to find help after falling victim to a number of thefts over the last 72 hours.

Last week, more than $1,000 in gift cards was stolen from Sources Food Bank. The next day a large panel van the food bank uses to collect donations disappeared from its parking spot. It was found abandoned the next day but it’s currently not operational.

This all happened shortly after the food bank discovered its only other vehicle, a smaller van, required about $5,000 in repairs.

Sources is hoping someone might be able to provide a van or financial help to rent one.

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“I think the thing that really hurts is that you’re not hurting the Sources Langley Food Bank, you’re hurting our community,” Sources Food Bank’s Denise Darrell said. “You’re stealing from our neighbours, our friends, and perhaps your own relatives. And that’s what’s sad, especially at this time of year.”