People experiencing tough times during COVID
A Food Drive for the Strathcona Food Bank was coordinated by the team at the Sherwood Ford Service Center with customers in February to lend a hand to the charity. As a long-term ongoing supporter of the Food Bank, the dealership in Sherwood Park, Alberta collected donations from its Service customers in exchange for a special discount. Keep reading to learn how the Food Bank has tackled feeding the hungry in the community.
How many people use the Strathcona Food Bank in Sherwood Park?
Food Banks are an important source of food for people. In Sherwood Park and area, 9,198 residents received food hamper assistance in 2020. Of those residents, 45 percent were teens and children. In addition 464 community agencies also turned to the Food bank for assistance. These include in the Edmonton area the Hope Mission, Salvation Army, A Safe Place, Urban Ministry and many others providing supports to residents. With less financial aid provided by Government combined with higher unemployment and COVID, more people unable to purchase food to feed themselves are turning to the Food Bank in 2021.
Where can you donate to the local food bank in Sherwood Park?
Strathcona Food Bank has been serving Strathcona County and Sherwood Park residents since 1983. Generous donations are always appreciated. For dropping off in-person, visit their location at 255 Kaska Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4E8 from 9am to noon Monday to Friday. Call to book an appointment at (780) 449-6413.
What items can you donate to the Strathcona Food Bank?
The team at the Sherwood Ford Service Center collected non-perishable food items including canned and packed goods. The following items are accepted:
- food (packaged or canned goods)
- pet food (dogs or cats)
- formula, baby food, diapers (size 4, 5, and 6 only)
- feminine hygiene products, Depends
- toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
- dish soap, laundry detergent
- school supplies
Food donations from Sherwood Ford go to Strathcona Food Bank To Fight Hunger
During the Lend a Helping Hand Food Drive in February, customers visiting the Sherwood Ford Service Center for car maintenance dropped off food donations. As a result, the Food Drive ended with a total of 787.5 pounds of non-perishable food and items that were collected. The dealership dropped off the delivery to the Strathcona Food Bank in the Sherwood Ford Courtesy Shuttle Transit Connect.
Food Bank Donation Opportunities in Sherwood Park, AB
Strathcona Food Bank has been serving Strathcona County and Sherwood Park residents since 1983. The charitable organization is operated by 150 volunteers working 5 days a week, and a volunteer Board of Directors. They rely on donations to provide food assistance to those in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County. Over 300,000 pounds of food and goods was donated in 2020.