Stack To Sack Hunger Day is ready to reel in a large amount of food for Albertans in need. On December 12th, you can drive up to the Alberta Motor Association building in Lethbridge and pop your trunk to allow for volunteers to grab the donations for our local food banks. Jane Flower, the Vice President of Corporate Purpose for the AMA, says says there are over 116,000 people who rely on food banks in the province each year.
“It’s one of those things that never ceases to take my breath away is the number of Albertans who do rely on food banks. That number has gone up 30 per cent since 2019. I’m talking to my own team and we’re saying these aren’t strangers. These are our neighbours. They may live on the street. They may be people that you know. Food banks need donations year round. Particularly during the holiday season they struggle to keep up with demand. Whatever we can do to help is really important.”
The AMA puts on its Fill Our Fleet campaign every year. Since 2009, the organization has raised over $767,000 for food banks across Alberta. Along with over 190,000 pounds of food. The donations from the Lethbridge event will go to the Lethbridge Food Bank and the Interfaith Food Bank.