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Alarming starts in new report from Food Banks Canada

Albertans have been facing tough times right now. With inflation and the cost of living continuing to rise, it can mean families are unable to pay for groceries. A new HungerCount report was released by Food Banks Canada. It says there were 1.5 million visits to food banks last March. That was a 15 per […]Read More

City food banks usage rising by single adults

According to a new report from the University of Toronto, Alberta has the highest percentage of food insecurity in the country at 28.3 per cent. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director with the Interfaith Food Bank, says about 1 in 5 people are not able to put food on their table. McIntyre says they are seeing […]Read More

Sixty thousand pounds of food donated during Target Hunger food

The annual Target Hunger Food drive took place this past weekend in Lethbridge with many donations coming in from across the city. With a goal of 50,000 pounds, the Interfaith Food Bank far exceeded that goal, collecting 60,000 pounds of non-perishable items. Danielle McIntyre with the Interfaith Food Bank says they do expect more food […]Read More

AMA ready to ‘Stack To Sack Hunger’

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 […]Read More

Food bank use on the rise in Lethbridge

According to Food Banks Canada’s annual HungerCount report that was released Thursday morning, more than 116,300 Albertans visited a food bank in March 2021.  That reflects a 30 percent increase from previous years.  Executive Director with the Interfaith Food Bank, Danielle McIntyre says, increased demand, plus rising costs due to inflation created by pandemic-related spending […]Read More

Feed Lethbridge to raise funds for food banks

A city wide dinner party is set to take place this weekend. Feed Lethbridge raised over $25,000 last year, and both food banks are expecting to generate even more funds for this year’s event. Community members are asked to host dinner parties for friends and families at their own locations to generate money for the […]Read More