Thousands of reasons to support the food bank

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier

If you’ve ever wondered who uses food banks, the answer is often our friends, neighbours and family.

Thousands of Central Albertans rely on food banks to ensure they have enough to eat. And the need continues to grow, with Alberta experiencing a higher than national average number of children relying on their services.

The face of hunger is ever evolving and as economic or family circumstances change, those who have been donors to their local food bank in the past may well find themselves in need of its services now or in the future. Parents working multiple jobs may skip a meal so their child has school lunches; a senior may miss dinner to ensure their spouse has the medication or care they need. There is no typical person who turns to a food bank for help.

To meet that need, community food banks rely on monetary and food donations from across the region.

Here’s how to DONATE

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier – donate in person or online. Many local grocery stores also offer food bank coupons at the checkout that have a direct, far-reaching impact.

And as part of Black Press Media’s ongoing efforts to give back to our communities, you have the opportunity to win not only groceries for yourself, but also for your local food bank. Click here to learn how!

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Eckville GTI fuels playground demolition

The GTI Petroleum donated the equivalent of $50,000 worth of work towards the new playground

Sylvan Lake RCMP overwhelmed by Saturday’s crowded waterfront

“The sheer number of people at the beach is an indication that enforcement is not the solution.”

230 new COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend

City of Red Deer has nine active cases

Crowds in Sylvan Lake “commonplace” during summer months

The Town of Sylvan Lake looking for solutions from Province for large crowds not social distancing

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Canadian professional chuckwagon racer reflects on cancelled season

This year would have marked Troy Dorchester’s 28th year of racing.

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Three countries sending unmanned spacecraft

Most Read