KrugoFest had a big impact on the local economy and the Regina Food Bank.
The downtown Regina concerts on a rooftop in front of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel raised $15,000, which food bank CEO John Bailey said is a big boost for Regina families.
He said the money is crucial at this time since the pandemic has raised their demand by more than 60 per cent over last year.
“It will roughly equate to 45,000 meals,” explained Bailey. “We think the 12,000 to 14,000 people we serve a month will each get potentially between 20 to 25 meals. It covers up a big chunk of the month.”
He admitted the money couldn’t come at a better time.
“We’re planning for another significant increase as bills come due, people on CERB start to transition off,” added Bailey. “There will be a lot of need.”
The festival also supported 10 local businesses.
Over 3000 people took in the live shows from the safety of their own hotel room and private balcony, watching music from Jess Moskaluke, Corb Lund and The Sheepdogs.