The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down and is challenging us as an organization, as a community and as individuals in ways we never imagined.
As we necessarily learn the finer points of social distancing, we ask ourselves, how can we adapt to overcome the issues that arise in the face of this pandemic?
There is hope. Our frontline workers continue to help those displaced by this crisis and our Supporters are rallying around to help us create new strategies to raise funds for those in need.
Every Halloween, Hillcrest Apostolic Church along with hundreds of volunteers from all over the city and surrounding area, join in collecting more than 50,000 pounds of food for The Moose Jaw & District Food Bank!
Many things have changed in 2020, but hunger isn't one of them.
Like so many other things in 2020, the Better Together Food Drive has had to adjust so they can still bless the Food Bank and bless our city even during a pandemic.
Since they can't collect & sort food this year, they are asking you to please give online between October 25 - 31 at the Moose Jaw Food Bank.
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program is an annual event with a mission to raise money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues across Canada and the United States.
Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, respectively, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to many communities along CP’s network. Each event is completely free, with CP encouraging every attendee to open their cupboards or wallets to ease hunger needs in their community. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.
Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.
Looking to support your community? You’re not alone. During times of uncertainty, caring Canadians want to help however they can. According to Food Banks Canada, there are more than a million visits to food banks every month. And that was before COVID-19 increased demand. To help, we’re launching our FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign now, instead of our usual time in September.
Since its start, FCC Drive Away Hunger has collected more than 65 million meals directly benefiting food banks and feeding programs in Canada. But there’s more work to do – and we need your help more than ever. Let’s pull together as Canadians and as an industry to help our friends and neighbours.
It started with one FCC employee on one tractor collecting food in October 2004. From that small food drive near Listowel, Ont., FCC Drive Away Hunger has grown year by year, and volunteer by volunteer. The agriculture and food industries have rallied around the cause.
Today, 16 years and thousands of volunteer hours later, FCC Drive Away Hunger is helping meet the needs of food banks across Canada. Every volunteer and every meal has made a difference. And you can make a difference too during these unprecedented times.
Rally your networks to support your local food bank by hosting a fundraiser! Through Canada Helps you can create your own free fundraiser and have the donations sent directly to your charity of your choice. Plus, we automatically email a tax receipt for your supporters! Your fundraiser can also get creative by hosting a used book or bake sale, organize a ‘causal dress day’ at work and ask donation for the cost of wearing your favourite jeans.