On Family Day, Food Banks Alberta is hoping to connect the community together through a bowl of chili. The Together at the Table event is looking to highlight the stat that there has been a 29 per cent increase in food bank use within Alberta over the past year. Food Banks Alberta has partnered with Loblaws and City Market locations across Alberta for this initiative. From now until Family Day, you can purchase chili ingredients for a food bank family in your community for just $10. All donations raised in the local stores remain directly in the community. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director with the Interfaith Food Bank, says there are a variety of ingredients you can buy to make a delicious chili meal.
“The best thing about chili is that it’s versatile and you can tailor it to fit how you would like it to be. You’re going to look for some sort of protein like a ground meat of beef or chicken. Whatever you might choose. Then your tomatoes, or your beans, and the things that will bring it to the spice level that you like. So, when you’re out shopping you’re going to look for things like peppers and onions. Anything that’s going to bring the heat for what you’re looking to produce.”
You can register for the event by visiting https://togetheratthetable.ca/