Thank you Regina! You answered our rallying call to join the Mosaic Million Meal Challenge and you helped us raise 1.35 million meals in food and funds to feed our neighbours. Donors, schools, workplaces, and small businesses championed our fundraising goal, and for the second year in a row, we passed the one million meal goal thanks to you! The Mosaic Company helps the world grow the food it needs, and that starts with feeding our local community. They matched your donations with a $50,000 investment, contributing 150,000 meals to this total.
This year we introduced the Front Door Food Drive, with our friends, Casino Regina. You opened your cupboards and pantries to donate nutritious, non-perishable food items, and we collected 9,350 meals from 365 front doors! Casino Regina matched every ten lb food donation, up to $10,000, raising the total to 39,350 meals! Access Communications led the Drive Thru Food Drive, making it easy for you to deliver your food donations if you missed the chance to register for the Front Door Food Drive.
Volunteers gifted their time, counting for 1,118 volunteer hours and 360 volunteer shifts. From sorting food donations and assembling food hampers to receiving food hamper requests and scheduling deliveries, Regina Food Bank could not operate without our volunteers!
Regina Food Bank was chosen as the first charity recipient for the Regina Pats We Care Weekday program. They showed us how much they care, with a $20,000 donation from Brandt Group of Companies, that Sherwood Co-Op and Enbridge matched, to reach $40,000!
Hunger is unrelenting in our community. We provide 10,000 meals to Food Bank users across Southern Saskatchewan every day, and thanks to your charitable generosity, we’re able to be there for those who courageously ask for help in moments when they need our support.