Girl Guides helping to Fill Food Bank Shelves
On Saturday, March 17, support the 22nd Annual Hike for Plenty and the hundreds of Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides and Pathfinders going door-to-door collecting non-perishable food donations in support of Edmonton’s Food Bank. This is a vital spring food collection helps keep the shelves stocked at a time of year when donations to the Food Bank are low but need is still high.“The annual Hike for Plenty is an excellent opportunity to see youth taking an active role in making the world a better place. Collecting food for those in need helps our girls learn empathy and compassion – two traits we certainly need more of in our communities,” says Elaun Cable Lind of the Edmonton Area Girl Guides.
“The Hike for Plenty is a wonderful example of the power of young people to help make life better for those in need,” says Marjorie Bencz, Executive Director of Edmonton’s Food Bank. Last year this event saw 7,817 kilograms of food donated to the Food Bank.
Some of the 3,800 Girl Guides of Edmonton and area will distribute flyers in the selected neighbourhoods a week prior to the food drive. Donations will be picked up between 9 am and 12 pm on March 17.
If you do not receive a flyer, consider donating directly to our trucks at one of the following locations:
Bonnie Doon Mall (Southeast parking lot 8330-82 St.) 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Blessed Oscar Romero High School (17760-69 Ave.) 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Mill Woods Town Centre (Southwest parking lot 2331-66 St.) 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
McClure United Church (13708-74 St.) 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Food Bank Warehouse (11508-120 St.) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm