As students return to class this Fall, it’s important to remember to get some reading done when there’s time. With that in mind, we have Read In Week from October 5-9. Edmonton’s Food Bank would like to share a unique read for this particular week of learning. We have our Executive Director Marjorie Bencz reading Emma and the Food Bank, written by Sue Mclure and illustrated by Val Lawton at the Jasper Place branch of the Edmonton Public Library. This book was originally developed by the Calgary Food Bank and we appreciate them allowing us to use it.
If you’re wondering what book you should read next whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, EPL has made some recommendations for Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, and Junior High & High School. Plus, they made a list of some fun ideas to try out as a family during Read In Week.
We also have Thanksgiving coming up and the festive season is just around the corner. It’s important that we take a look at what we are thankful for and to give back if we are able to. You can support your local food bank by donating non-perishable food items at your nearby grocery store or drop them off at Edmonton’s Food Bank’s main warehouse located at 11508 120 Street. You can also Text to Give by texting FEEDYEG to 20222 or donate online.
As Marjorie mentioned in the video, remember to wash your hands and don’t forget to wear your facemask. Stay safe and happy reading!