The Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank is pleased to share that Inter Pipeline LTD. has recently donated $20,000 towards food bank programming, through the Benevity granting process.
“We are very grateful to Inter Pipeline for their support! This donation will go a long way to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with food security in our community. Inter Pipeline has been a wonderful supporter of our community through many initiatives, and we appreciate this funding that will support our direct-service programs for our client community.”
Brendan Curley, Vice President Heartland Operations, Inter Pipeline:
“Inter Pipeline has operations across Alberta and Saskatchewan, and we work hard to support charitable organizations providing the basic necessities to those in need where our people live and work. We have always had a strong commitment to support these communities, and we want to ensure the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank and those who rely on it can continue to do so during this time of year where it can be easy to forget about the need.
- More people are accessing food support through Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank’s multiple programs than ever before – YTD the Hamper program has distributed 26% more food hampers than this time last year.
- With school now out for summer the Food Bank is prepared for an increase in families accessing food support.
- 44% of all people served are children.
- Food costs continue to rise – affecting both households in our community and the Food Bank’s bulk food purchasing.
– 2022 – Food costs rose by 10.8% in Alberta
– In 2023 food costs are expected to rise an additional 5% – 7%
- Ways to help the Food Bank over the summer months:
– Donate nonperishable foods – our most needed items are listed on our website.
– Donate funds – support a local fundraiser, mail a cheque, or pay via a credit card through our website.
– Share your garden’s bounty! Fresh produce can be dropped off five days a week at the Food Bank.
Kassandra Gartner, Food Bank Executive Director, Joyann Francis, Food Bank Board Secretary, Dee Lawence, Food Bank Vice President, Brendan Curley, Vice President Heartland Operations, Inter Pipeline, Mike Leroux, Food Bank Board Director