Regina Food Bank asking for donations, volunteers

The Regina Food Bank is in need of your help at this time of year.

The food bank typically sees a decrease in donations after a major surge during the holidays. However, that doesn’t mean the needs of those who use the food bank diminish with the new year.

Regina Food Bank CEO John Bailey says donations of volunteer time and food are the biggest needs right now.

“We tend to see a lot of our volunteer engagement take a break over January, and then the big staples like canned proteins, pastas and pasta sauces,” shares Bailey.

While people are typically in a giving mood around the holidays, budgets tighten up at around this time of year. Bailey says financial donations make a huge impact, too.

“With the amazing support of our retail partners, as well as some buying power through wholesale, we can turn $1 into five meals,” notes Bailey.

“When you contribute to the food bank, you can make an exponential impact on the dollar, and we get it into the hands of people right away.”

The food bank sees roughly 250 to 300 people use their services each day in January, something Bailey says makes now a peak time of year for food bank usage.

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