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Town of High River Participates in Challenge to Support Food Bank

 

Town of High River lifeguard Kristi Kabeary and Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Allan receive a trophy from Kate Tymstra in recognition of winning a staff challenge to help the local Food Bank.
Town of High River lifeguard Kristi Kabeary and Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Allan receive a trophy from Kate Tymstra in recognition of winning a staff challenge to help the local Food Bank.

High River, AB: On Tuesday, employees from the fire department and the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex received a trophy in recognition for winning a staff challenge to help the local Food Bank restock empty shelves.

“We learned that the Food Bank was facing a serious shortage of donations and thought this would be a fun way to help them,” said Kate Tymstra, FCSS support coordinator.

Boxes were set up in all Town facilities and departments had two weeks to donate either food items or cash, with the winners contributing more than 280 items. Altogether, Town staff provided more than 600 items and $255 to help the local food bank.

The winners were the fire department, RCMP and the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex and employees were presented with donuts and a hand-made trophy created by the Parent Link Centre during a brief ceremony at the Salvation Army Food Bank.

“This is something that any business could do,” said Tymstra. “Organizing it is very simple but the rewards are important and meaningful. It would be nice to see more local groups doing this.”

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