Saskatchewan’s urban and rural communities are facing a crisis unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. With an escalating demand for food from families across the province, the 32 Food Banks across Saskatchewan are in desperate need of financial support.
In an average month the 32 Food Banks across our province support approximately 40,000 residents, a number that will skyrocket as our most economically vulnerable families experience layoffs due to COVID-19.
It’s been proven time after time, the people of Saskatchewan look after one another. We need your help now more than ever to keep Saskatchewan strong. You can help feed your neighbours and ensure no one is hungry during these difficult times.
Saskatchewan food banks are putting plans into place to respond to the impact of COVID-19. Right now, our food banks need significant monetary donations for:
- Food (bulk purchasing power on urgently needed items)
- Delivery of food hampers to maintain safe distancing guidelines
- Staff to coordinate efforts
The first phase of the Crisis Response Fund will seek to raise $6 million to support the additional costs FBS will face in the coming months. It is still too early to fully gauge the effects of this situation and the cost may be higher than $6M depending on the increase in users, new ways of distributing food, and the length of the crisis.
If you have any questions regarding our plan, donation opportunities or our organization, please give us a call or send us an email.