Today marks the beginning of the Mosaic Million Meal Challenge, a month-long community campaign to raise one million meals in food and funds for Regina Food Bank. The Mosaic Company will match every meal donated in October, up to 150,000 meals.
With hunger unrelenting and demand for food bank support increasing, the Mosaic Million Meal Challenge creates a movement of hope. Regina Food Bank experienced a 140 percent increase in first-time Food Bank users last year, compared to 2019. Food insecurity continues to persist in 2021. In August, Regina Food Bank served 1,000 more households than the previous August.
The Mosaic Company is expecting the community to rally around the challenge. “Last year, we were inspired by the generosity, creativity and excitement embraced by our community,” said Sarah Fedorchuk, Mosaic’s Vice President of Government and Public Affairs – North America. “Hundreds of businesses, schools, families, and sports teams leaned in. We are proud to help spark a movement with our investment, and I am confident our community will answer the call.”
“Our ability to feed over 10,000 people every month relies entirely on people power and donors,” said John Bailey, CEO – Regina Food Bank. “To start a movement and raise a million meals, we need every voice and everyone to give what they can, in food or funds.”
For over 30 years October has been Food Drive Month for the Regina Food Bank. Last year a bold new challenge was launched through Mosaic Million Meal Challenge. The campaign secured 1.4 million meals for Regina Food Bank users, with 1,700 donors answering the rallying call to give.