SCMA AB has chosen the Red Deer Food Bank as the charity for the golf tournament on Sept.16. The proceeds of a 50/50 draw and mulligans sold will be donated to this worthy charity to help them continue the vital work they perform for their community. Donations will also be accepted at the golf tournament and BBQ dinner.
This year, due to Alberta's economic downturn, the Red Deer Food Bank has experienced unprecedented demand. In a recent CBC news story, the agency shared statistics comparing February 2015 with February 2016.
The agency served 311 single adults in 2015. One year later, that number had jumped by 226 per cent to 1,014.
The other categories are no more encouraging.
The number of hampers given out went from 229 to 695.
The number of children served shot up from 202 to 621 — an increase of 207 per cent.
The number of families who received help went from 93 to 324. That is an increase of 248 per cent.
Please help us help the Red Deer Food Bank in their time of need. Donations whether in cash or in kind are eligible for a tax deductible receipt.
About the Red Deer Food Bank
The Red Deer Food Bank is a vital player in the community of “Helping Agencies”. The Food Bank participates with or supplies goods to thirty different agencies in Central Alberta. We cover an area of over 22,000 sq. km some of the agencies we assist are Child oriented groups, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, kid’s camps and other Food Banks. Located at the crossroads of major north, south and east, west highways we are ideally located to service rural Alberta.
Working with a dedicated staff of 8 employees and a work force of 20-30 regular volunteers the Food Bank Client Services assists over 17,000 people annually in the Red Deer Region (Red Deer, Penhold, Delburn and Blackfalds).