What do the parishes of St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s, St. Matthias and St. Michael’s and All Angels have in common?
Every week, these four parishes distribute food hampers to families in need for Edmonton’s Food Bank. St. Luke's and St. Mary's have been food bank partners for years, while St. Michael’s and All Angels and St. Matthias started in February and June of 2017. Together they distribute hampers to more than 75 families each week. Through the hamper program, Edmonton’s Food Bank provides assistance to almost 24,000 individuals, 40% being children, every month. There would not be enough seats at a sold-out hockey game at Rogers Place (which seats 16,641 individuals), for all the people who receive assistance through this program.
But, there's more. The Anglican parish of St. Faith's is one of 250 organizations that work with the Food Bank to provide more than 400,000 weekly community meals and snacks each month.
We greatly appreciate the support of all the amazing volunteers and staff who help distribute food hampers and provide meals for those in need in our city.
“Alone we do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller
Submitted by Judy Yawney, member of St. David’s Anglican parish and Food Hub Coordinator for the Edmonton Food Bank