With food bank usage on the rise across Canada, the issue of hunger continues to be an ongoing concern in our community. From September 2018 to August 2019, the Salvation Army Yorkton Food Bank gave out 2,062 hampers, assisting 1,222 individuals. This included 378 families and 511 children. The Salvation Army is able to provide assistance because of the generous support from the community.
The purpose of the Salvation Army Yorkton Food Bank is to give hope to struggling individuals and families in Yorkton and the surrounding area. Additionally, they offer emotional and spiritual support to all in need.
The Yorkton and Area community can show its support during the upcoming Fall Community Food Drive in support of the Salvation Army Food Bank from September 6th to 29th at Parkland Mall. The kick-off for the event will be held on Friday, September 6th at 2:00 pm located across from Quarks and The Source.
Parkland Mall’s Heart of Giving Food Store will be the “only store in Yorkton where you cannot buy anything’. Our goal is to create the first store where you can fill the shelves rather than emptying them.
Schools, businesses and community organizations are urged to get involved and help us by bringing nonperishable food items to the Parkland Mall. We urge the community to continue their generosity throughout periods when hunger is not always top of mind. Help us fill Five Hundred and twenty-five square feet of space with non-perishable items.
List of most needed items for the Food Bank;
Canned meat, ready to go meals like stew and chili, canned fruit, pasta sauce, Kraft dinner, pasta and spaghetti, juice boxes, granola bars, infant formula, infant cereal, cereal, rice, peanut butter, instant oatmeal, canned soup, instant noodles, and canned vegetables