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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!

- Donate Here -

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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

 

"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

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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? "]

Harvest Time!

   

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Harvest time is here at the Garden Patch!

Volunteers have been busy helping with the harvest at the Garden Patch the last few weeks. Please join us on Saturday August 24th for a Group Volunteer Day. Come lend a hand at the Garden, or come to visit and look around. Drop in between 7AM-1PM. No need to RSVP. Families Welcome!

Please contact Brit.m@saskatoonfoodbank.org with any questions. Please bring water, and sun protection!

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Weedin' Wednesday continues until the end of September. Join us at the Garden every Wednesday between 4PM - 8PM. Drop by and lend a hand or come say hi!

No need to RSVP. Drop in. Families Welcome!

Where is the Garden Patch?

The Garden Patch is located on the 900 block of 3rd Ave N.

Check HERE for a map.

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Linda Guedo Receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

We are thrilled to share good news about a very special honour given one of our committed volunteers, Linda Guedo. IMG_8671

Linda is a long-time board member of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre and has run the Volunteer Income Tax Program for over twenty years.  Thousands of families have benefited directly from Linda's dedication and donates countless hours of her time each year.

We are proud to announce that in honour of her significant contribution to her community Linda has been selected as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Linda, thank you so much for all that you do to make our community stronger!

 

 

Jump.ca's Commitment to Community

Jump.ca are showing their commitment to supporting our community by donating a portion of the proceeds from every phone sold this holiday season to local food banks in Saskatchewan. They hope to  raise between $25,000 to $50,000!!  We chatted with Allison Weed when the Jump.ca crew came to volunteer at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Visit them on the web, Facebook and Twitter.

 

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