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.
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.”
A link to donate can be found here.
(With files from Moises Canales)