DON’T LET YOUR NEIGHBOUR FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS!
We need your support. We are calling on Saskatoon’s faith community to get the word out in the month of May about the Food Bank’s City-Wide Food Drive.
The need is urgent.
If you do a power point presentation for your service, or send out a newsletter to your congregation, please consider including this poster in your efforts to promote community involvement by encouraging food and monetary donations to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.
In 2019, 13.5% of Saskatchewan households were food insecure. When surveyed again in September-December of 2020, when Canadians were able to access financial supports like CERB, the percentage of food insecure households dropped by almost half to 7.5%. With these financial supports largely ended or changed, many more Saskatchewanians are struggling again to make ends meet and keep their plates full.
For example, we know that compared to last March, both individual and household usage of our Emergency Nutrition program has increased by a third this year. That means we’re seeing more members of the community accessing Emergency Food Hampers each month, and almost half are children.
Imagine having to decide between calling in sick from work or being able to afford groceries for the next week. Our Emergency Food Hampers provide 2-3 days worth of food, which mean you won’t have to make that choice.
Throughout the month of May, we’re raising food and funds through the City-Wide Food Drive to support the community. Join us this month in our call, “Don’t Let Your Neighbour Fall Through The Cracks” and get involved by donating today.
You can donate two ways: Purchase a few extra items or pre-made food donation bag to place in collection bins in grocery stores across the city. Or donate funds online at our website at www.saskatoonfoodbank.org