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Guest Blog: Chef Dale MacKay

"Food security in their local community might seem like a strange thing for a chef to be concerned with. While we do our best at Ayden Kitchen & Bar and Little Grouse on the Prairie to minimize food waste, the truth is that the restaurant industry can be pretty wasteful.

This is why we, as restaurateurs and chefs, have to do what we can to give back to the community. Supporting local doesn’t just mean local food providers, but also to build up a positive culture of food in the city – and working with the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre helps us to do that.

The programs and services offered by the food bank help to instill a positive and healthy view of food for those who are food insecure in Saskatoon. Programs like the Garden Patch create gorgeous green space in the city's downtown while educating the community about growing their own food. The garden's ability to provide fresh produce is so important to providing a source of high-quality, nutritious food to those who can’t always afford it.

Dale MacKay with SFBLC staff and volunteers after delivering almost 6,000 lbs of Catelli Pasta this past spring.  Part of a national campaign that Dale contributed his time and skills to. 

Dale MacKay with SFBLC staff and volunteers after delivering almost 6,000 lbs of Catelli Pasta this past spring.  Part of a national campaign that Dale contributed his time and skills to. 

Knowing what great work the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre does for the community in Saskatoon made choosing them to be the recipient of all proceeds from our upcoming Prairie Feast: Street Fair event a no brainer. We’re bringing a group of talented and local-minded chefs from around the country to cook for attendees, and we’re going to make sure to have lots of information for attendees about what they can do further to help create greater food security for everyone in Saskatoon.

Our title sponsors, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and specifically Federated Co-op, have worked extensively with the food bank in the past and are proud to continue this with Prairie Feast."

Dale Mackay
Chef/Owner
Ayden Kitchen & Bar and Little Grouse on the Prairie

If you're interested in learning more about Prairie Feast: Street Fair or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE

13th Annual Canadian Tire Golf Classic

GolfClassic-LogoFinal-2WEB-01 Help us to provide emergency food to local families, while at the same time supporting the Food Bank’s Learning Centre with counseling, literacy and employment training. All of this is possible by your participation in the 13th Annual Canadian Tire Golf Classic, to be held on June 17th, 2015 at the Willows Golf & Country Club. In the past 12 years, more than $950,00has been raised to help support vulnerable people in our community.

Some of our tournament’s most popular attractions are the on-course events and amazing prizes. The emphasis is always on fun, along with a first class BBQ steak dinner. It all awaits you at the end of the tournament. Following dinner, a silent auction and brief live auction add to the fun and great value. Register early to enjoy this great day of golf, fun and entertainment, all while contributing to your community!

We are pleased to accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or personal cheque. A taxable receipt will be issued upon request.  For more information and the opportunity to share in the success of this exciting event, please contact Laurie at Canadian Tire; 306-384-121ext. 188.

 If you would like to register online, please visit Click Here to visit our website

 

*We will do our best to accommodate all registrants,  however, space is limited so we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.  

 

Record $3 Million Raised in Campaign for Saskatchewan Food Banks

For the fourth year running, PotashCorp has inspired holiday giving for food banks across the province, by matching donations dollar for dollar, up to one million dollars. Over the holiday season, over $3,000,000 was raised with PotashCorp’s million dollar matching campaign. 10917884_784203074967553_4937694797969084310_n

Thank you to the community and PotashCorp  for your  overwhelming support during our holiday campaign.

Media Release - 2015 Food Bank post campaign

Tree of Plenty - Donation Dollars Doubled!

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TREE OF PLENTY

We kicked off the 24th Annual Tree of Plenty campaign on Wednesday Nov. 20 (not so) bright and early with our good friends from CTV. They joined us at the Food Bank for four live hits on their morning show, always good fun!

The Tree of Plenty Campaign is our organization’s largest fundraiser and generates about a third of our annual operating budget.  With help from generous community champions we hope to raise $400,000 AND 400,000 pounds of food to help families right here in Saskatoon.

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YOUR  DOLLARS  DOUBLED

Later that morning we held a press conference where Denita Stann PotashCorp VP Investor/Public Relations announced a $1 million matching gift campaign for Saskatchewan Food Banks. Between now and Jan. 16th 2015, every time you donate funds, whether it's directly to us or by attending an event like Huron Carole, every dollar will be doubled!

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Contributing Has Never Been Easier

Simply click hereto make a personal donation online or click here to make a donation in someone’s name as the perfect holiday gift. You can also text givebackyxe to 20222 where you will be asked to choose $5 $10 $20 or $25 *

* (the carriers that participate are nationwide and include: Bell Mobility, MTS Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, Videotron, and WIND Mobile and all other branches under these carriers-Fido, Koodo, etc. Regular data rates may apply.)

DO SOMETHING AMAZING

Holiday Season 2014

Amazing things happen every day at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.  Our Do Something Amazing movement celebrates the best in all of us.  Over the 2014 holiday season we profile amazing people and events in our community with hopes of inspiring a snow ball effect.

Giving Tuesday

Dec. 2, 2014

The Christmas Pajama Drive

Dec. 7, 2014

 

Comfort & Joy

December 2014

 

 Pianoathon - Bassment

Dec. 12, 2014

 

 Huron Carole

Dec.17, 2014

An enchanting musical re-enactment of the very first Huron Carole concert that took place in 1987.  Alongside concert series founder Tom Jackson,  guest artists in both the musical (Act 1) and special concert (Act 2) include Don Amero, Shannon Gaye, Beverley Mahood and One More Girl.

 

Stuff the Bus

Dec.18, 2014

 

3rd Annual Saskatoon Canstruction Oct. 4 to 18

The third annual Canstruction building competition gets underway this Saturday Oct. 4th at Market Mall. Come on down after 9am to watch the Cansculptures taking shape and vote on your favourite. If you can't make it down for build day they'll be on display until Saturday Oct.18th. All cans will be donated to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. 

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Canstruction

12th Annual Canadian Tire Golf Classic

GolfClassic-LogoFinal-2WEB-01THANKS A MILLION!

Come out for Golf and help us reach one million dollars as we celebrate our 12th year!

 Help us to provide emergency food to local families, while at the same time supporting the Food Bank’s Learning Centre with counseling, literacy and employment training. All of this is possible by your participation in the 12th Annual Canadian Tire Golf Classic, to be held on June 11th, 2014 at the Willows Golf & Country Club. In the past 12 years, more than $950,000 has been raised to help support vulnerable people in our community.

Some of our tournament’s most popular attractions are the on-course events and amazing prizes. The emphasis is always on fun, along with a first class BBQ steak dinner. It all awaits you at the end of the tournament. Following dinner, a silent auction and brief live auction add to the fun and great value. Register early to enjoy this great day of golf, fun and entertainment, all while contributing to your community!

We are pleased to accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or personal cheque. A taxable receipt will be issued upon request.  For more information and the opportunity to share in the success of this exciting event, please contact Laurie at Canadian Tire; 306-384-1212 ext. 188.

 If you would like to register online, please visit Click Here to visit our website

 

*We will do our best to accommodate all registrants,  however, space is limited so we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.