Nameless donor items $300Ok to Regina and Saskatoon meals banks

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Food Banks of Saskatchewan received a total of $ 300,000 this year from an anonymous donor.

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Regina Leader Post

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29.09.202029th September 2020Read for 1 minute Join the conversation Regina Food Bank volunteer Robyn Stettner, left, and employee Morgan Nielsen sort fruit into baskets in a back room at the Food Bank’s Winnipeg Street location. Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader Post

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Food Banks of Saskatchewan received a total of $ 300,000 this year from an anonymous donor.

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According to a press release, the donor has decided to transfer the funds to the Regina Food Bank and the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Center (SFBLC).

The person made an initial donation of $ 100,000 in the spring, followed by a donation of $ 200,000 this week. The donation was made through the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.

“We are incredibly touched by this gift. Fall is usually a time when our blackboard sees an increase in usage, and we expect this year to be no different. This gift will have a profound impact on our ability to serve, ”said John Bailey, CEO of Regina Food Bank, in the press release.

Regina Food Bank has seen an increase in usage since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and serves around 500 customers every day. 42 percent of these customers are children.

“They chose to donate to the Chalkboards because they know that this time is difficult for many and that food is a necessity that can provide hope, energy, positive mental health and comfort for a better future. They hope this gift will inspire others in Saskatchewan to donate too, ”said Donna Ziegler of the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.

According to Food Banks Saskatchewan, the average monthly cost of servicing customers across the province is estimated at $ 1 million.

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