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Food Bank grateful for food but planning ahead

The Bonnyville Food Bank says although their shelves are stocked they’re still looking for help. Paulene Mawer is the Assistant Executive Director at the food bank. She says times like Thanksgiving and the holidays see plenty of food donations to keep their hamper full.

“Now they’re stocked because Christmas is coming, Thanksgiving is here. That’s when people want to give. We get inundated with donations.”

The food bank is located inside the Bonnyville Friendship Centre on main street. It provides food access to low income and struggling families to both Bonnyville as well as some surrounding towns in the M.D. Mawer says Although her shelves are stocked now, she’s planning ahead for when the donations slow down in the spring months.

“And that’s when we have to start buying groceries. So monetary donations right now would be good. That will carry us through those months where grocery donations aren’t coming in.”

Accessing the food bank is simple but does have a few rules. Monetary donations are currently being accepted at the Friendship Centre. Mawer says donations can be issued a tax receipt.

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