The Regina and District Food Bank is looking for help from the farming community.
Steve Compton is the CEO of the Regina and district food bank. He says the food bank is looking for high protein crop donations like lentils.
“We can make these into good meals and allows us to address many health concerns,” Compton said. “That’s a great way to support the food bank. If you have a little extra crop that you think you can donate, please contact us.”
Compton adds meat is always in short supply so any beef or pork donation is welcome.
“The need at Christmas is significant,” Compton said. “And a little different than the rest of the year in a sense. What we give during the Christmas season is hampers that are filled with fresh products – things you can’t usually throw into the bin at the store. And they are intended to give a great Christmas or holiday dinner. And also to last over the holiday season when stores might be closed.”
He says the need at Christmas is significant because of an effort to provide a holiday meal for food bank recipients.