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.
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.
How do I donate?
We have set up a physical donation centre in our ALC Medicine Hat office at 1027 South Railway SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2W4 where we can accept non-perishable and cash donations.
If you would like to donate online, click our Feed a Friend button, search for MEDICINE HAT AND DISTRICT FOOD BANK (1992) ASSOCIATION, enter your donation amount, type ALC in the comments section, add to cart and complete payment information. Thank you! You’ve just fed a friend in Medicine Hat.
If you can help those in need, all of us at ALC and the MHFB express our most sincere gratitude.
Please share, engage, and advocate to tackle poverty and hunger in the City of Medicine Hat. #feedingfriends
Celebrate our campaign end on Saturday July 6 2019 at 89 Collins Crescent SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1T7 and see how close we came to our goals! Featuring a live DJ, barbecue, coffee, pop, friends and family. We’d love to see you there!