The Moose Jaw and District Food Bank is reaching out to the community for help through their End Hunger campaign running throughout July.
This is the first time the food bank has run a campaign through the summer months. However, not being able to hold their annual food drives during the pandemic and the rising cost of food is taking its toll on the food bank.
“As a result of lower food donations coming in, our pantry is starting to look pretty bare. So, we have decided that we're going to need to run a campaign this summer to raise funds to purchase food,” said Moose Jaw and District Food Bank development manager Jason Moore.
The food bank is looking for monetary donations during the End Hunger campaign with the hopes of being able to tide them over until the Better Together Food Drive returns on Oct. 31. Their goal is to raise $100,000.
“I know that it's probably a challenge for a lot of people to dig deep in their pockets and give, but we really need your help Moose Jaw once again. A lot of people in our community are in need and a large number of working families are now accessing the food bank,” Moore said.
He noted that the Moose Jaw Food Bank has a partnership with Food Banks Canada to purchase food at discounted rates, but they are feeling the pinch with rising food costs, an increase in gas prices and an increase in people using the food bank.
You can make a donation through the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank’s website or by mailing a cheque to the following address:
Moose Jaw and District Food Bank
270 Fairford St. W.