REGINA, Sask. — The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) made a substantial contribution to the Regina & District Food Bank this week.
The STA donated approximately $3,000 worth of food to kick off the seventh annual Food for Friends event – a 12-hour radio and television marathon that airs on 94.5 Jack FM and Access Communications’ Channel 7.
“In terms of community needs, we really enjoy backing these kinds of projects,” said Al Rosseker, executive director of the STA, who spoke to the Regina Leader-Post. “These are tough times for a lot of people and we have to make sure the shelves are stocked and the food bank doesn’t run short for the winter season.”
This is the second year the STA has also offered to pick up and deliver food donations to the Regina & District Food Bank at no cost. Last year alone the Food for Friends event raised more than $36,000 and 5,000 lbs of food. Wayne Hellquist, CEO of the Regina & District Food Bank, said that demand increases dramatically during the winter months and not much is left for the springtime.
“We’re really looking for the corporate community to come forward not only with food donations but also with cash donations to help us ensure that none in our community goes hungry,” he said.
Food and cash donations can be made at a number of locations on Dec. 16 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m, including the Cornwall Centre, the Access Communications building at 2250 Park St., the Regina & District Food Bank at 445 Winnipeg St. and the Rawlco Radio station at 2401 Saskatchewan Dr.
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