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The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (SFBLC) wants your feedback!

Wed. February 4th 2015 - Station 20 West (1120 20th St.)

Two sessions:  10 a.m. - 1 a.m. &  5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Over the past 30 years the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre has become an integral part of our community. At the SFBLC we believe it’s time to look at the issue of community food security with a new lens. For the past year we have been exploring new ways of operating that expand our impact beyond redistributing of food and programmatic responses. We invite you join us and give your feedback on current SFBLC programming, and offer your insights as we continue to evolve.

Join us for a Community Consultation Open House on Feb. 4, 2015 at Station 20 West (1120 20th St.). There will be two sessions at 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. These sessions will be come-and-go, with short presentations at 10:30am and 5:30pm.

We believe that by transforming the way our food bank functions we can enhance our contribution to a healthy food system, expand learning opportunities, strengthen social connections and build community wellness. We all want to live in a community where food banks are unnecessary. A community where everyone has access to safe, appropriate, nutritious food. How can we progress to that end?

There will be many opportunities at these sessions to offer your feedback on SFBLC programs and services while we present some results from our research. We hope you can offer your suggestions as we move forward. Your feedback is very important to us.

RSVP Appreciated. Everyone Welcome.

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Please contact us with any questions: brit@saskatoonfoodbank.org

More details will be available closer to the date.

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Guest Bloggers:

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.strongrootsconsulting.ca/2014/12/one-connection/"]Brian  @StrongRoots_SK[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.shiftdevelopment.com/events/2014/12/9/hot-on-the-heals-of-black-fridaygiving-tuesday"]Carrie  @220yxe[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://fineartsandfreckles.com/2014/12/09/giving-tuesday/"]Desaree  @WeAreIsland[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.mycreativefling.com/2014/12/giving-tuesday.html"]Lynette  @MyCreativeFling[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.ourcollectivemuse.com/ocm-blog/2014/12/7/over-5000-children-each-month-at-the-saskatoon-food-bank"]Susan  @susantweets[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/greertilford"]Greer @220yxe[/button]

 

Written by: Jasmin Fookes, Communications & Events Coordinator @yxefoodbank

Our community is full of amazing people. During my time employed with the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre I have come to accept that I can’t assume I know where the day will take me.

Volunteers, clients and colleagues share their time, skills, and amazing stories of resilience, philanthropy, empathy, courage and compassion every single day. It is our joy and privilege to share these stories and see how they inspire others to do something amazing for our community.

Everyone has unique skills and passions to contribute and we love getting to know what that is. This Giving Tuesday we welcomed two energetic volunteer groups from our Riversdale neighbours, the Two Twenty, home for many of the city's creative and progressive industries and businesses. Each year during the holiday season the fine folks at the Two Twenty collect food to donate and this year they set a goal of collecting enough for 50 children! Carrie asked us how, together, we could create a bigger impact throughout the entire year. We decided to start with GivingTuesday and a creative collaboration to motivate the masses through social media.

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday,GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support non profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.

The volunteers from the Two Twenty crafted social media hype in the lead up and during their volunteer shift with us. You can follow their involvement on twitter using @yxefoodbank @220yxe #GivingTuesday and #amazing YXE

We LOVED the creative energy and collaboration and look forward to working more with the Two Twenty. We'll be posting their blog posts below, check back for more as the week progresses.

Guest Bloggers:

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.strongrootsconsulting.ca/2014/12/one-connection/"]Brian  @StrongRoots_SK[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.shiftdevelopment.com/events/2014/12/9/hot-on-the-heals-of-black-fridaygiving-tuesday"]Carrie  @220yxe[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://fineartsandfreckles.com/2014/12/09/giving-tuesday/"]Desaree  @WeAreIsland[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.mycreativefling.com/2014/12/giving-tuesday.html"]Lynette  @MyCreativeFling[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.ourcollectivemuse.com/ocm-blog/2014/12/7/over-5000-children-each-month-at-the-saskatoon-food-bank"]Susan  @susantweets[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/greertilford"]Greer @220yxe[/button]

 

 

 

 

"A Ghoulishly Good Time for a Franken Awesome Cause!"

Join in on the Halloween fun!

 

On Halloween instead of candy, join volunteers and go off campus to ask for  non-perishable food items for the  Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Last year over  250 volunteers collected and donated 7500 pounds of food! See instructions below on how to join in on the Halloween fun!

Register:  www.trickoreat.ca

Trick_or_Eat_2014

Instructions2This is happening right across Canada. Hunger is on the rise in Canada. As of 2012, it was reported that 1.4 million Canadian households experience food insecurity, which amounts to nearly 1 in 8 households. That means that 4 million individuals, including 1.15 million children do not have access to safe, nutritious and affordable food. This is a 15% increase from 2012 when 3.5 million Canadian were food insecure.

This year, Trick or Eat will be launching a national conversation about how to end hunger in Canada.
#trickoreat your selfies throughout the night to raise awareness for hunger in Canada!
A conversation will be facilitated over twitter and at trickoreat.ca Everyone is encouraged to lend their voice and join in!
[Tweet "With hunger in Canada on the rise, what can Canadians do to end it? "]