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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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Gluten Free Food Baskets

One person really can make a difference. This is the story of Megan, and her vision for a healthier community. Megan took action to help build a gluten-free food basket program at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Megan writes a blog, TheGlutenFreeVegan.com where she shares recipes and tips about gluten-free living.  She recently blogged about growing up in a low-income family and how that experience inspired her to take action.

Special thanks to Megan, the Celiac Association of Saskatoon, and Heather Morrison, who has also championed this project.

Hear Megan talk about the project with CBC's Garth Materie.

You can help support this program with gluten-free food donations and funds to help us purchase food.

 

CBC Cards From the heArt Auction

Cards from the HeArt is a fundraiser in support of the Food Banks of Saskatchewan. Visual artists and artisans from Radio-Canada and CBC join together in an auction of unique and original Christmas cards. Since its beginning in December 1992, Cards from the HeArt has helped provide numerous food hampers to those less fortunate in our province. Last year, a total of $14,364 was raised! For this 20th edition of Cards from the HeArt, artists will get together November 30th at the Al Johnson Galleria at CBC Regina to create over 30 original pieces of art. The cards will then be auctioned off during CBC and Radio-Canada's morning and afternoon radio shows. The auction winners will be able to offer a special gift to their loved ones or add to their very own art collections with money going towards Food Banks of Saskatchewan.

The next auction will be held between 3 and 6:30pm today, Nov. 30th!

Click here to find out more!

Suzuki Centre of Saskatoon Supports Community

The Suzuki Centre of Saskatoon is doing something amazing this holiday season.  They are donating $100 for every car they sell to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre as well as collecting food items for hungry families in our city.  We spoke with Rod Hollman, General Manager, about how Suzuki and FFUN Motor Group are helping to support community.

Carson's Story

When we met Carson Joyes, we knew right away by the sparkle in his eye that he had a great story to tell. When we asked Carson and his Dad what brought them to the food bank that day we learned about the very special effort Carson and his friend Grayson had made to bring their food donation to the food bank.  We are pleased to share Carson and Grayson's story below as the first of our Do Something Amazing project...

It all began when Brian Joyes came for a tour of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. When he came home later that day, Brian shared what he had learned with his family, including his nine year old son Carson. Touched by what he had learned from his Dad, Carson then went to school and asked his friends if they would be interested in collecting food instead of candy with him on Halloween night. Carson's friend Grayson Wyatt stepped up to help right away and Carson and Grayson took their idea home and discussed it with their parents. Their parents all agreed it was a good idea for the boys to pursue and with their parent's consent, the boys collected their groceries throughout the Village of Clavet, receiving great support from their community.

It is clear that our new friend Carson really cares about people, because this was already his second fundraiser. Carson raised $180.20 for Breast Cancer research earlier in the fall by selling garden produce from his family's garden to people in his community.

At only nine years old, Carson and Grayson are already making a difference. They are currently working on ideas for their next fundraiser.  We think that's AMAZING!