A heartfelt thank you to the Fire Departments from Longview, Black Diamond & Turner Valley. Their assistants for these 2 evenings were the local Cubs & Scouts groups with their leaders. They worked so hard to distribute & organize the many food offerings that were gathered.
Another big thank you goes to our regular hardworking volunteers who always help and offered a welcomed coffee, hot chocolate and snack break for the tired workers. Two of our regular week-after-week volunteers, Marcus and Laura Burn, weighed all of the incoming food and heavy boxes – what would we do without you?
Last, but not least, Oilfields High School students came to lend a hand too and we thank them for their good works.
Christmas Hamper Pick-Up
Hampers for our clients will be distributed on Friday, December 16th from 10am to 3pm.
This will be a busy and joyous time for everyone.
Volunteers will be filling hampers for 2 days prior to the pick-up date but CLIENTS CANNOT PICK UP THEIR HAMPERS UNTIL DEC. 16TH.
If you are in need of a Christmas Hamper, or know someone who is, please have them contact us immediately @ 403-612-1291 to register.
If you are able to help get the hampers ready for distribution please call 403-612-1291 and let them know you’re available to lend a hand.
It’s a challenging time. Once we get to the end of December we’ll include our 2016 statistics in our first e-news of the year.
So far in 2016 we have distributed 346 hampers which have fed 623 adults and 330 children. One of the most telling statistics is that 65 of our clients are first-timers who have never used a Food Bank before.
Thank you for your continued generosity, it does so much to quietly support and lift up those around you.
About the Oilfields Food Bank
The Oilfields Foor Bank serves Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Longview, Millarville, Priddis and the surrounding M.D.
If you, or someone you know, needs help they should bring the following information with them:
- personal identification (such as a driver’s license)
- proof of income
- proof of housing costs
- ID for dependent children