Avenue Living Communities Launches Avenue Giving 2023 Food Drive
Avenue Living Communities (ALC) has once again officially launched its Avenue Giving Food Drive to help those in need this holiday season.
As part of the initiative, residents of ALC throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are encouraged to donate non-perishable foods and other essential items. All donations will be distributed to multiple local food bank locations to directly support those struggling with food insecurity. Online cash donations will also be accepted through Food Banks Canada.
Tara Main, Vice President of Marketing at Avenue Living Communities, expressed her enthusiasm for partnering with local food banks in the Canadian Prairies during this holiday season: "The undeniable truth is that food prices have significantly risen in recent years. There were two million visits to food banks last year alone, marking a staggering 32 per cent increase compared to March 2022. What's even more disheartening is that children make up approximately one-third of these users. In light of these circumstances, we feel compelled to support those who need it most by maximizing our collective impact through this initiative. We urge everyone to join us in this effort and help make a difference. Every contribution, no matter how small, can go a long way in helping those who are struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their families. By coming together as a community, we have the power to create positive change that will benefit all of us.”
From Nov. 13 – Dec. 8, ALC will be dropping off donation bags and notices to residents outlining how they can participate. Residents can either leave their donations outside their suite's front door or, if applicable, bring their items to a designated collection box within their building's management office. ALC team members will then collect all items and deliver them to various nearby food banks.
Furthermore, Avenue Living Communities will then provide an additional $1 for every pound of food collected and match all monetary donations. This means every contribution you make will help us make an even bigger difference in our communities.
Want to know what to donate? Please see below for suggested items:
Fruits and vegetables
Canned meats (chicken, turkey, pork, etc.)
Tuna, salmon, corn, peas, etc.
Jam, peanut butter
Dry Pantry Staples:
Rice, flour, sugar, oats, etc.
Instant oatmeal, cereal, Kraft Dinner
Cranberry sauce and gravy packets
Boxed mashed potatoes and scalloped potatoes
Boxed stuffing, Pillsbury dinner rolls (not requiring refrigeration)
Groceries, gas, etc.
Fresh or perishable items
Cans with dented or broken seals
Items more than 12 months past their best-before date
Those opting to donate monetarily online can do so HERE with all funds used to purchase food for less-fortunate Canadians from coast to coast.