Thank you to everyone for donating your cans and bottles to the two April bottle drives held at Bethel Lutheran Church. What began as one person starting a bottle collection in his neighbourhood transformed into a community-wide event. Thank you to Alan Gosse for originating the idea of the bottle drive and for coordinating the use of the Fort Road Bottle Depot trucks and trailers. Also thank you to Pastor Marv Ziprick for coordinating volunteers for the two events. Thank you to all the volunteers who laboured long into the evening squishing bottles and cans into all the trailers. Thank you also to Manjeet from Fort Road Bottle Depot for the multiple trips hauling trucks and trailers. With the two drives the Strathcona Food Bank received over $25,000. We could not operate our Food Bank without the generous and selfless giving of our community!
Thank you to the Burad family for their donation of 210 kilograms of vegetarian food to the Food Bank in honour of their mother’s 70th birthday!
A special Thank You to Alberta Milk for donating milk to our Food Bank and also to Saputo Dairy Products for delivering the milk.
Julia Walker, a 10 year old Sherwood Park resident and Girl Guide, happily received a purchase of 20 cases of Girl Guide cookies from Heartland Consulting and Safety Limited. The company requested that the cookies, valued at $1,200, be donated to the Strathcona Food Bank.
A very heartfelt Thank You to both Heartland Consulting and Safety and to Julia Walker on behalf of all of us at the Strathcona Food Bank!
No Women Without
The No Women Without organization has committed to providing the Food Bank with a supply of feminine hygiene products. We are very grateful to this group as our current donations could not see the requests of our clients. Thank you to all involved!