Tree of Plenty 2012

Christmas Basket Day

Each year the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre distributes Christmas food baskets to seniors and single adults who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a special holiday meal.  Although families can register at various community agencies and churches for assistance over the holidays, options are limited for seniors and single adults. We anticipate around 2,500 people will benefit from the Christmas baskets this year.  All of this wouldn't be possible without tremendous support from volunteers and sponsors.  This year the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan and Lilydale donated chickens, Julius and Annette Calyniuk donated hams, and Les and Irene Dube donated fresh apples and oranges.  The Saskatoon and District Kinettes also volunteered and donated warm winter clothes.

 

Give a Gift With Meaning

Still shopping for the perfect holiday gift?  We hope you will consider giving a gift with meaning, and making a donation to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre in your loved one’s name. We'll send a note to the recipient that explains your thoughtful gift and how you are helping to make a difference right here in our community and the life of someone in urgent need. Each day the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre works to advance its mission of a food secure community with innovative programs  focusing on community building, not just community helping. In addition to emergency food and supplies, they offer literacy and employment programs, no-cost counseling, urban agriculture initiatives, and cooking and nutrition programs that help address the root causes of poverty and build a healthier community for all.  The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre receives no form of core funding and relies on the generosity of the community to operate.

This year your donation will have an even greater impact thanks to the PotashCorp matching donations campaign.  Every dollar donated to a food bank in Saskatchewan before January 15th, 2013 will be doubled by PotashCorp, up to a maximum of one million dollars!

Donations can be made online, by calling 306-664-6565, in person or mailed to 202 Ave. C South, Saskatoon S7M 1N2.

PIANOTHON at the BASSMENT

Friday, December 14, 2012, 4:00 pm - Midnight

Saskatoon’s best jazz piano players donate their time and talents as the Bassment collects food and cash donations for the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre. Starting at 4:00pm and running until midnight, the show features Neil Currie, Irene Elliott, Troy McGillvray, Sheldon Corbett, Ken Pizurny, Kim Salkeld, Fintan Quinn, Ray Stephanson, Maurice Drouin, Jesse Brown, Brett Balon, Don Griffith,  and Martin Janovsky. Suggested Cover – two items for the Foodbank.

Saskatoon Blades Partner with Saskatoon Food Bank

The Saskatoon Blades have teamed up with the Saskatoon Food Bank to bring some extra cheer to those in need this holiday season. For the Blades 5 home games during the month of December, they are asking that fans bring out non-perishable food items to donate to the Saskatoon Food Bank.  With your donation you will not only be helping those who need it most, but you will also be entered to win a fantastic prize!

For every item of food you bring to donate, you will receive an entry form for a draw to win a pair of leather Saskatoon Blades recliners courtesy of Furniture World!

Cash donations will also be accepted, with all funds going to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

In case you forget to bring your non-perishable food items, pre-made baskets will also be on hand at the Credit Union Centre for purchase and donation to the Food Bank during our December games.

The Saskatoon Blades and the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre would also like to take the time to thank Windsor Plywood for their generosity.  For each Blades home goal scored during the month of December, Windsor Plywood will be donating $100 to the Saskatoon Food Bank.

Spirit of Christmas - Broadway

The Broadway Business Improvement District presents, Broadway Spirit of Christmas on Thursday, December 6th, from 5-9 on 11th St next to Victoria School. The event will include sleigh rides, free hot chocolate, children's crafts, snowmen building, caroling, a bonfire and of course Santa!
We will be collecting donations with the help of volunteers keen to brave the cold and help their community.  As with all donations made this Holiday Season, Potash Corp will be doubling them!  Stop by and say hi, it's going to be a festive evening!