Food Banks of Saskatchewan Urgent Plea for Financial Donations
We need your help to keep Saskatchewan families fed during this crisis.
Your $50 donation will feed 1 family for a week.
Our food banks require urgent additional resources to continue serving the community while protecting staff, volunteers and their clients. Our food banks are anticipating at least a 25%-50% increase in the number of users as a result of the COVID-19 State of Emergency. While the number of users will increase, the amount of food donated and the number of volunteers available will decrease as people respond to the crisis and follow government direction to stay home.
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.