Tags : Interfaith Food Bank

Interfaith Food Bank in need of perishable food items

The Interfaith Food Bank is in need of donations. The food bank says they are running dangerously low on perishable items and are asking the public for help. Executive Director Danielle McIntyre says coming out of a very busy Christmas season, the food went out as quickly as it came in, and now they are […]Read More

Christmas Hope Campaign passes projections for clients served

Some final numbers are in from the Christmas Hope campaign. The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge says, collectively, the initiative was to serve over 5,000 kids and 3,000 adults during the Christmas holiday season. Instead they ended up serving 6,300 children and over 3,200 adults.   “So that just speaks to the volume of […]Read More

Local food banks to benefit from Holiday Food Drive

Christmas is fast approaching and usually it’s a time to sit down, enjoy a meal and spread some holiday cheer with our loved ones. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for many families in Lethbridge. Food banks across Canada have experienced over 1.5 million visits in March of 2022 alone. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, an […]Read More

Over $10,000 donation for food banks in Lethbridge

A healthy donation has made its way to our two food banks here in Lethbridge. A total of over $10,000 was raised and given to officials at the Lethbridge and Interfaith Food Banks by staff from the Lethbridge Curling Club. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, representatives from the Lethbridge Food Bank say this money will […]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

City wide water bottle drive to support those who don’t

This heat can be unbearable for some, and many don’t have access to shelter or a cooling centre so to help with the heat, there is a city-wide water bottle drive taking place. Especially with the recent tent encampments, the Interfaith Food Bank hopes this will provide some help to those who need water but […]Read More

Canada Day celebration to be hosted by Interfaith Food Bank

The long weekend is nearly upon us and that means it’s almost time to get out and enjoy some family fun for Canada Day. The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge is hosting a Canada Day celebration at Galt Gardens Friday. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director of the food bank says it’ll be nice to […]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

50,000 pound food goal for Target Hunger

The yellow bags have been dropped off and volunteers with Target Hunger are set to pick up food donations tomorrow. Target Hunger is a city-wide food drive hosted by the Interfaith and Lethbridge Food Banks. Lethbridge residents are asked to fill the yellow bags with non-perishable food items and leave them on their front porch […]Read More

Interfaith Foodbank to host Canada Day celebration at Galt Gardens

The Lethbridge Interfaith Foodbank will be hosting a Canada Day Celebration this year at Galt Gardens. As part of the July 1 event, locals will be able to enjoy a charity breakfast along with lots of activities. Danielle McIntyre with Interfaith Foodbank says this celebration is important to help them build relationships with organizations that […]Read More

Target Hunger making the routes starting in June

Those famous yellow bags are back once again. The Target Hunger initiative has launched in our city. The bags are dropped off at each home in Lethbridge and the community is asked to bag items of food to help our city’s local food banks. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director for the Interfaith Food Bank, says […]Read More

Interfaith Food Bank becomes living wage employer

The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge has become a living wage employer. The food bank will now pay employees a minimum of $19 an hour. As Micah Quinn explains, they have become the first in the city to do this after viewing the November 2021 report from the Alberta Living Wage Network.Read More

Creating chili to help out food banks

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 […]Read More

Supply chain issues affecting Lethbridge Foodbank

Supply chain issues are not only affecting food in the grocery stores, but it seems to also be affecting food banks. Officials at the Interfaith Foodbank in Lethbridge say so far they were doing okay with keeping their shelves stocked throughout the Christmas holidays, but now they are running low. Executive Director at Interfaith Danielle […]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

Frights planned for Haunted Garden event

Update: The event has been cancelled. The Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge and District Youth Centre offers free programming for youth from ages of 11 to 18. Homeschooled kids can come to the centre and do their work. The group also offers drop-in programming and food for youth in our community. The Interfaith Food […]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

Beating the heat in Lethbridge

Sweltering temperatures in the mid to high 30s are expected to keep coming for our city as we head into next week. The City of Lethbridge and other local organizations are offering up help and tips to those who need assistance keeping cool during the hot weather. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Target Hunger food drive exceeds 50,000 pound goal

Target Hunger is a city-wide food drive that aims to help restock the shelves at both the Interfaith Food Bank and the Lethbridge Food Bank.  On Saturday, you may have noticed many yellow bags for Target Hunger placed outside peoples’ doorsteps for volunteers to to collect.  This year, the food drive exceeded the organizers’ expectations.Read More

Lethbridge Food Banks set for Target Hunger pick up on

Don’t forget to put your yellow bag out tomorrow for Target Hunger. Volunteers will be picking up the bags filled with non-perishable food items starting at 10 a.m. The Lethbridge Food Bank and Interfaith Food Bank have a goal to raise 50,000 pounds of food this year. Danielle McIntyre, Executive Director of Interfaith Food Bank […]Read More

Interfaith Food Bank’s BBQ-in-a-Bag returns for Canada Day 2021

Nothing says summer festivities like a barbeque. The Interfaith Food Bank will be celebrating Canada Day with a barbeque in a bag, decorating and colouring contest. The Food Bank has partnered with Mikado Electric and Mocha Local to provide the pre-packed barbecue packages. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director with Interfaith Food Bank, says the at-home […]Read More

Food banks in need of bottled water to beat the

It was quite the scorcher on Wednesday, which means there will be many vulnerable people in our community that will need access to water this summer.  The Interfaith Food Bank and Lethbridge Food Bank are encouraging the community to participate in their Water Drive. Executive Director of the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge, Danielle […]Read More

Funeral home collecting donations for local food banks

A funeral home which collected hundreds of pounds of food in support of two food banks in Lethbridge last year is doing it again this year. In a Facebook post, Cornerstone Funeral Home said they were blown away by the support they received from the community when they hosted a food drive.  The donations were […]Read More

Target Hunger Lethbridge seeks volunteers for 2021 food drive

On the second-Saturday of every June, Target Hunger Lethbridge hosts a food drive. Their volunteers collect donations from households in our city of the most wanted food items for our local food banks.  Volunteers are needed to help out in various areas. The Target Hunger Organizing Committee is hoping to involve as many people as […]Read More