Food Banks of Saskatchewan receives large donation from Feeding Saskatchewan Together Campaign

Over $300,000 is being donated to the Food Banks of Saskatchewan.

The donation comes from the Feeding Saskatchewan Together Campaign, which includes funds from the Saskatchewan Construction Association, Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association, Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association and Merit Contractors Association.

$100,000 comes from Kelly Panteluk Construction with Nutrien matching that donation.

Laurie O’Connor, executive director for Food Banks of Saskatchewan, said this is a crucial time for donations when food banks are needed by more people because of complications from COVID-19.

“Folks are feeling really vulnerable during this crisis. We know some people have lost their jobs and are seeking help from food banks right across the province,” explained O’Connor.

Roughly $1 million in food is distributed through Saskatchewan’s 32 food banks across the province each month.

O’Connor hopes the public can join in by making their own donations this week.

“Food banks across the province are looking to support families all across the province,” she added. “This really feels like an amazing amount of support from this industry when we need it most.”

The campaign is part of their COVID-19 Response Fund which was launched in early April. Their goal is to raise $6 million for food banks over the coming six months.

A link to donate can be found here.

(With files from Moises Canales)

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