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Giving back to our communities

HOW ARE YOU HELPING?

Medicine Hat, Alta has a estimated population of 63,260, with 10 per cent requiring assistance from the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank (MHFB). Avenue Living Communities (ALC) operates 801 suites amongst 32 buildings in the City of Medicine Hat. We want to help make an impact in the communities that we operate in, therefore we have partnered with the MHFB for our #feedingfriends campaign with a goal to raise $15,000 to help those who need it most.  

10%

Of our community requires help from a food bank

445

Families accessed the food bank last month

500+

Brown bag lunches are given per school day

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

Let’s say you pay $4 for a jar of peanut butter. The MHFB can get that same jar for a lot less. Even small cash donations go a long way for the MHFB to feed over 445 families who accessed the food bank last month. Celina Symmonds, Executive Director of the MHFB, says there’s no way we can end poverty and hunger in the community without first addressing children. That is why the Healthy Bundles program is in place to give mothers the necessities to ensure their newborn baby can grow up healthy.

ARE WE SEEING CHANGE?

54 families have accessed the MHFB’s food first program, in which 50 of those families have never required help again. That is because they have found food sustainability. The MHFB, with help from their great volunteers, run a community garden to teach families about food sustainability. It brings the community together, and is a step in the right direction to increase food security in the community.

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