For close to 30 years the Rotary Clubs of Grande Prairie have been leading an annual campaign to collect food for the Grande Prairie and area Salvation Army Community Food Bank. What began as a brown paper bag in the weekend newspaper has grown into a door-to-door campaign, collecting donations of food and items necessary to daily living for those in need. In 2019, over 1,000 volunteers canvassed the entire city of Grande Prairie as well as nearby county residents collected and stored 47 tons of food within 3 hours, possibly making this the largest foodbank drive of its kind in Canada.
Sadly, the need continues to increase. From 2020 to 2021 the need for the foodbank almost doubled and kept rising in 2022 with over 85,000 meals being served at the soup kitchen and over 8000 hampers distributed. Close to half the supplies given were to feed children.
They need your help!
On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, they need volunteers to go door-to-door and collect donations for the Food Bank.
Visit the website www.gpfooddrive.ca sign up your team, donate online or BOTH
They are looking for donations of healthy, non-perishable items. Canned protein (i.e. fish, legumes), canned fruits and vegetables, hearty soups, and school snacks.
Unopened personal hygiene items (i.e. toothbrushes, feminine products).
Baby items. i.e. non-perishable food, pampers and formula.
Please watch the expiry dates.
Monetary donations: · The online store is open! Visit www.gpfooddrive.ca have some fun “shopping” and donate funds to the Food Bank!
Your donation provides the opportunity to purchase high need items. Tax receipts are available.
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