‘Tis the season to Eat, Drink, and be Merry. But did you know food bank use in Saskatchewan has increased 77% since 2008? Over 30,000 people in our province depend on their local food bank.
To spread some holiday cheer, and help ensure people in our province know where their next meal is coming from, we made a donation to Food Banks of Saskatchewan.
Working with food banks across the province, Food Banks of Saskatchewan supports and strengthens relationships with the community to raise awareness of hunger and hunger-related issues in Saskatchewan and to increase food, funding, and volunteer donations.
We’re proud to support this local organization which promotes programs that provide education, support, and critical services to those in need. Their efforts help fuel these much-needed services year-round. Financial donations let food banks respond to specific hunger issues in their communities and are crucial to sustaining these programs.
And the best part? Nutrien will be matching the first $500,000 of cash donations made to food banks across Saskatchewan until December 31, 2018. This means double the funds and double the good.
How you can help?
- Share the message – It is important to raise awareness of the need for donating money or food to food banks. These critical organizations depend on individual, corporate and foundation support to not only feed those in need but to educate the public about hunger issues and the root causes of hunger.
- Host a drive or fundraiser for your local foodbank – Food drives can help raise awareness of the critical issue of hunger in communities and build relationships with local community organizations and businesses, not to mention contributing food.
- Contact your local food bank and ask how you can help – They will let you know the best way to make your contribution go the farthest whether that be food, your time or a financial donation.
Give the gift of food and donate to the Food Banks of Saskatchewan. Spread the cheer and help everyone have a Happy Holiday.
– Rosana Mookshah is a Product Consultant on the Brand & Digital Platforms team at Directwest.December 11th, 2018