Ombudsman staff are giving a hand to the Edmonton and Calgary Food Banks. The campaign is being held in commemoration of the Ombudsman’s 50th Anniversary.
For 50 days starting on July 13, 2017 and ending on September 1, 2017, the Anniversary of our inception, staff in Edmonton and Calgary have a goal of collecting 50 kgs of food for Edmonton’s Food Bank and another 50 items for the Calgary Food Bank.
On August 9, 2017, our Edmonton office answered Edmonton’s Food Bank call for donations. We delivered 130 kgs (286 lbs) of food half way into our 50 Days of Giving, far exceeding our goal of 50 kgs! We will continue to collect until September 1, 2017 – way to go, Edmonton!
Our bookshelves are filling fast in the Calgary office for donations to the Calgary Food Bank – looks promising half way through our 50 Days of Giving!
As our 50 Days of Giving draws to a close on September 1, 2017, the Calgary office reports they have collected a total of 250 items and the Edmonton office will be donating their Casual Fridays fund, $338.90, to Edmonton’s Food Bank. We are proud of our team for their contributions!