Food Banks of Saskatchewan launch $6-million fundraising campaign during COVID-19 pandemic

All 32 of Saskatchewan’s Food Banks are asking for your help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Banks of Saskatchewan have launched a $6-million dollar campaign in hope of supporting food bank operations across Saskatchewan for the next six months.

Regina Food Bank CEO John Bailey said they are asking for monetary donations at this time.

“Normally, we would ask for food and (monetary) donations hand-in-hand because they’re both equally impactful for us,” Bailey said. “Right now, because of concerns around safety and distancing and all that kind of stuff, food banks are trying to keep as few people in and around their building as possible so they can practice good social distancing, and that means trying to make sure that people aren’t coming to our location to drop off food.”

An estimated 40,000 people use food banks across the province, with that number expected to grow during economic uncertainty due to COVID-19.

Bailey said the money raised would be split among the food banks as equally as possible.

“What we’re looking to do is make sure that all food banks are supported through this,” Bailey said. “It will be a case-by-case basis in terms of how we’re distributing it, but we’re going to distribute it as equally as possible using various metrics we have around hunger count and all that kind of stuff.”

Those looking to donate can go online to

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