This year the Edmonton Food Bank has been relied upon by many struggling Edmontonians. Food Bank demand hit a 40-year high in 2021, with more than 28,000 people a month relying on the organization’s services at one point. Between January and October, they purchased more than $1.2 million of essential food for hampers—up from $780,000 for the same period last year—and there’s no sign things are letting up. On an average day, they answer 361 phone calls—though it’s been as high as 644 in a single day in 2021.
The Southwest Area Council (SWAC) has partnered with AMA to raise non-persishable food donations. SWAC is encouraging a little friendly competition with neighbouring communities in Southwest Edmonton. The community that raises the most food, will be awarded a $100 Gift Card to Sobeys. See below for last year’s results.
On Sunday, Dec. 12, communities across Alberta will participate in AMA’s #StackToSackHunger Drive-Thru Food Drives. We’ve faced many challenges as a community this year, but one thing we know for sure is that Duggan & Rideau Park show up for each other. And the higher we stack those donation boxes, the better we can support our neighbours in need.
Duggan Community League will have a box set up in the main entrance of the Community Hall (Centre) 3728 106 Street NW. Please drop off your non perishable donations on the following days:
-Monday December 6 9am-6pm
-Tuesday December 7 5:30-7:30pm
-Wednesday December 8 1:30-9pm
-Thursday December 9 10am-3pm
-Friday December 10 6:30-8:30pm
-Saturday December 11 5:00-9:00pm
-Sunday December 12 9:00am-5:00pm
-Monday December 13 9am-3pm
-Tuesday December 14 5:30-7:30pm (Last Day)
Thanks for being great neighbours, and lets do our best to beat last year’s results! If you are unable to drop off donations on any of the posted days, you are more than welcome making a cash donation.