As the holiday season approaches the Bonnyville and Cold Lake Food Bank shelves are starting to look a little bare. The Shell Orion Complex Employees will be collecting non-perishable food items for their Annual Food Drive at the Bonnyville PONTIACS home game versus the Canmore EAGLES on October 19th. Shell Canada corporate supports the volunteer efforts of the Shell Orion Complex Employees and matches “pound for pound” and “dollar for dollar” of all donations to provide food for deserving families in the Bonnyville and Cold Lake area. Last year they obtained 4500 pounds and plan to exceed that number this year with the aid of your generous contributions.
The number of people using Alberta Food Banks has increased by 74.5% since 2008.
• Each month, almost 60,000 Albertans used a food bank
• 43.7% of people assisted by Alberta food banks are children
• Each month, approximately 21, 500 Alberta households are assisted by food banks
• Over 25% of people using Alberta food banks are working
The Bonnyville PONTIACS are proud to help assist the Shell Orion Complex employees “lend the hungry a helping hand” and support their Food Bank Drive efforts. Please bring your food donation to the game while you cheer on the PONTIACS.