The City of Red Deer is encouraging residents to participate in a challenge to support the local food bank.
“We know that many businesses and households have been incredibly challenged as a result of COVID-19,” Mayor Tara Veer said in video posted on the city’s YouTube page Thursday.
“But we also know there are some who are in a position to help those who are less fortunate in our community.”
Veer said many might have heard of “wine ninja,” which is a trend that began in Red Deer and spread to many communities across Canada.
“Essentially it’s been people surprising friends and neighbours with wine and other gifts on their doorstep during these unprecedented times,” she said.
Now, city council is challenging Red Deerians to participate in Food Bank Ninja to support the Red Deer Food Bank and the city’s most vulnerable.
“The next time you’re at a grocery store, if you’re in a position to do so and if you please, make a purchase of a non-perishable food item, donate it at a local bin at our many great community grocery stores and tag the City of Red Deer with #FoodBankNinja, and the City of Red Deer will happily share our community generosity.
“We know that Red Deer is a kind and caring community and that we all want to do what we can during these incredibly challenging times.”