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Steveston Community Cupboard grows - up the way

A Grade 5 student has built an addition to the village's popular mini food bank
A Grade 5 student has built an addition to the Steveston Community Cupboard

The Steveston Community Cupboard has grown in size – and it’s all thanks for a Grade 5 student.

The Richmond News reported last year how the big red cupboard sprung up outside the village’s Best of British Store on First Avenue and Chatham Street as a kind of impromptu mini food bank.

With its motto “take what you need, leave what you can,” it has become a very popular fixture for village residents looking to help out or needing discreet help themselves.

Now a young boy called Ash has added to the cupboard’s capacity and inventory capability by building an extension on top for toiletries.

According to a post on Facebook, Ash approached one of the people who keep an eye on the cupboard, asking if his class project on combatting hunger could help.

His grandfather then helped him build the addition to the community cupboard.