Food Bank

Volunteer Markel Lucas, center, takes a box of food to a patron of the food bank's car, at the Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus (THEARC), Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

 

Alberta country singer/songwriter Ryan Lindsay is helping out the Red Deer Food Bank, in the aftermath of frozen meat thefts from its storage unit, by auctioning off a house concert. (Contributed photo)

Country artist will auction off a house concert to raise money for Red Deer Food Bank

Ryan Lindsay wants to help after frozen meat was stolen from local food bank

 

Red Deer area residents are being asked to consider making more meat donations after a sea-can of stored frozen meat was stolen from the Red Deer Food Bank last weekend. (Photo contributed).

Frozen meat stolen from Red Deer Food Bank

The Red Deer Food Bank is seeking more meat donations after somebody…

 

A volunteer at Beyond Food Community Hub which houses Blackfalds Food Bank. (Contributed photo)
A volunteer at Beyond Food Community Hub which houses Blackfalds Food Bank. (Contributed photo)
Donna Gratton, client services manager for the Red Deer Food Bank, says demand has increased during the pandemic. (Contributed photo).

More new families, children are using the Red Deer Food Bank

Client numbers are up in the first quarter of 2021

Donna Gratton, client services manager for the Red Deer Food Bank, says demand has increased during the pandemic. (Contributed photo).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Red Deer Food Bank is holding an online donation drive, so that food stocks can be replenished to help a greater number of area residents who are in need. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer Food Bank holds an online donations drive to meet greater need

The money will help restock depleted shelves at the food bank

The Red Deer Food Bank is holding an online donation drive, so that food stocks can be replenished to help a greater number of area residents who are in need. (Black Press file photo).
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Sylvan Lake’s Flags of Remembrance has goal of food bank donation

Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank will receive $5,000 if all 128 Plaques of Honour are sponsored

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Art Nichols, 86, has been growing his hair for about a month and plans to shave his head to raise money for Red Deer Food Bank. (Photo contributed)
Art Nichols, 86, has been growing his hair for about a month and plans to shave his head to raise money for Red Deer Food Bank. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Food Bank executive director Fred Scaife is stepping down after championing the cause for more than two decades. (Advocate file photo.)

Outgoing Red Deer Food Bank director recalls two decades of providing for a basic human need

Fred Scaife experienced many uplifting moments, along with daily stress

Red Deer Food Bank executive director Fred Scaife is stepping down after championing the cause for more than two decades. (Advocate file photo.)
Sheila Wetherelt, volunteer co-ordinator at the Red Deer Food Bank Society, puts a hamper together. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Food Bank anticipates more clients

Change made to prepare for coronavirus

Sheila Wetherelt, volunteer co-ordinator at the Red Deer Food Bank Society, puts a hamper together. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Community fundraising helps to feed Red Deer students

Community fundraising helps to feed Red Deer students

Toonies for Tummies runs until Feb. 19

Community fundraising helps to feed Red Deer students
Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club and Your Independent Grocer in Red Deer had another successful Holiday Food Drive for Red Deer Food Bank. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Food Bank benefits from food drive

Public donations through local grocery stores

Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club and Your Independent Grocer in Red Deer had another successful Holiday Food Drive for Red Deer Food Bank. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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More Food Bank donations needed in central Alberta

2019 has been a tough year for many people

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Red Deer and District Food Bank executive director Fred Scaife said demand for food is increasing — but not at the double-digit rate as over the past five years. (Advocate file photo.)

Demand for the Red Deer Food Bank is increasing — but at a slower pace than previous

It’s a ‘good sign’ of some economic improvement, says director

Red Deer and District Food Bank executive director Fred Scaife said demand for food is increasing — but not at the double-digit rate as over the past five years. (Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer Food Bank garage sale fundraiser on weekend

Barbecue also part of two-day event