Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

Milk for Children Program Receives $93,225 in funding - so far

Cameco 2014Milk for Children Program Receives $93,225 in Funding - so far

Milk is an essential part of a child's development. The Milk for Children Program at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre ensures all children in need have access to fresh milk as part of their diet.

The goal of the program is to provide one litre of milk to all children age 17 and under and pregnant and nursing women every two weeks. The program gives families the support they need in times of crisis so they can focus on other issues.

An estimated 80,000 litres is required every year, which costs roughly $120,000.00. This year’s milk campaign – which runs April 1 to March 31 – has raised $93,225 in funding with six months remaining. Included in that total is a $30,000 grant from the United Way (an estimated 20,000 litres), while Cameco and its staff have just donated $28,000 (estimated 18,666 litres).

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre receives no core funding from any level of government and relies solely on the generosity of the public to operate. A gift to the Milk for Children Program goes directly toward the purchase of milk.

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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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Need Milk - September is #MILKMONTH

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Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Aims to Raise $35,000

Throughout September #MilkMonth

September is the second annual “Milk Month” at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre. The public is invited to help ensure that all children and pregnant and nursing women in our community have access to fresh milk by making a financial contribution to the Milk for Children Program. The program receives over 6,500 requests each month for assistance. The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre hopes to raise $35,000.00 – enough to provide milk for three months throughout the month of September.

[Tweet "Milk should not be a luxury for growing children. Support #milkmonth at the #yxe Food Bank"]

 

Donate in person at 202 Ave C South (Open Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm)

Donate online

Donate by phone: 306-664-6565

If you use social media inspire others by sharing your kindness: [Tweet "I donated to the #yxe Food Bank's #milkmonth"]

We're Hiring!

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We’re Hiring!

Our Creating Opportunities – Workplace Experience program is looking for a dynamic and highly adaptable person to fill the role of Job Developer.

The Job Developer supports adults in the pursuit of their career goals by facilitating group workshops, connecting participants to resources, helping with resume development and job searches, and providing daily on-the-job coaching. If you have experience working in the community sector and with adult learners in particular this may be the job for you.

 

Please see the posting on saskjobs for more information.