(From left to right) The Salvation Army’s Laurie Saunder and Sisi Xie; Gary Toft; Encana’s Cheryl Keown, Alberta Treasury Branch’s Lychell Raymond and Hi Way 9’s Shannon Wade lend a hand at the Drumheller stuff the bus event.
It was a good day in the badlands last month when Encana staff and community volunteers in Drumheller raised $3,300 and 2,500 pounds of food as part of the annual Race Against Hunger.
More than 800,000 Canadians visited a food bank last month including almost 50,000 in Alberta. According to Food Banks Canada, 22 percent of households helped by food banks are comprised of two-parent families – highlighting the need for food banks in our communities.
“One of the biggest misconceptions regarding food banks is that only those out of work use them,” said Laurie Sauder who pitched in with last weekend's volunteer effort. “While it is true that some population groups face a higher risk of living in poverty, the majority of those coming through the doors of the food bank need help intermittently, or for a relatively short period of time. We deeply appreciate Encana’s leadership and commitment to providing support to our community. Without Encana the food drive wouldn't be the same."