Many people do not realize that Streets Alive Mission operates an Emergency Food Bank.
The Mission Food Bank is available to those who are in transition and can’t yet connect with other services in the community. We help people get by until they can access more permanent solutions.
In the first 6 months of 2017,
our Food Bank has experienced a 62% increase in demand!
The volunteers in our food pantry break down larger donations into manageable sizes, often meal sizes, to help our supplies go further.
Hampers are then made up from those supplies. Each hamper will feed a person for just a couple of days.
The needs of our food bank are a bit different than most.
We need readily consumable foods that do not take much to prepare.
Canned goods, such as:
and instant oatmeal are easy meal items which don’t require much in the way of cooking skills or appliances and utensils.
These simple foods will keep someone from being hungry until they can access other community services.
The Mission volunteers can make a little food stretch a long way, but they cannot create miracles…
…and right now, our food bank needs a miracle.
The shelves in our food pantry are currently quite empty. The food we get is going back out to people in need just as fast as it’s coming in. The need is great!
Your immediate donations of food, or financial resources that we can turn into food, will make sure that the surge in clients accessing our emergency food bank all receive something to eat.
Donations of food or funds for the Emergency Food Bank can be brought directly to the Mission.
We gratefully accept donations at the office during office hours:
323 – 4th St South, Downtown Lethbridge.
Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm (closed for lunch from noon-1pm).
If those donation times don’t work for you, phone our office and we can arrange another drop-off time. (403)320-1159
Financial Donations can also be made through our PayPal system by clicking DONATE below, or by phoning the office at 403-320-1159 to make a donation via credit card over the phone.
Thank you in advance for your generous support. Your donations will make a difference in many lives TODAY, right here in Lethbridge!
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