Putting a hot meal on the table has become increasingly difficult for many people. Late Tuesday afternoon, help arrived in Lethbridge in the form of $100,000 worth food from a food rescue.
Scores of Lethbridge residents lined up at Highland Park Townhomes on Tuesday afternoon to receive at least $200 worth of food items donated from various vendors. This is thanks to organizer Jacquie Duhacek, Founder and Director of Alberta Food Rescue and Distribution. Her organization recently partnered with Mainstreet Equity Corp, a property management company that provides low-cost housing in Alberta. Duhacek says that inflation is rising so fast, most families can’t keep up. The distribution events aren’t just for those who can’t afford to put food on the table, but also for those that have to choose between paying bills and eating well. She adds that no one should feel any shame attending her events. She says they are not organized simply to address food vulnerabilities, the events are also about mental health.
Duhacek says that she plans to scale up her operations and bring on corporate sponsors for her future events.