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A Church organizing a food drive for a Wetaskiwin food bank

In a previous campaign, the organization collected nearly 5,573 pounds of food
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will launch the event on June 15, during which the Wetaskiwin residents will donate bags of food to the bank, the church said in a media release.

A local church is organizing a massive food drive for Wetaskiwin’s Salvation Army Food Bank.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will launch the event on June 15, during which Wetaskiwin residents will donate bags of food, the church said in a media release.

According to the release, volunteers from the church will unite to collect non-perishable food donations, fortifying the reserves of the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Bishop Jay Whitehead of the Wetaskiwin Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said "This endeavour reflects our members' commitment to following the example of Jesus Christ by caring for those in need." 

“The food drive provides an opportunity for all residents along the collection routes to once again demonstrate their compassion and dedication to the principle of families helping families,” Whitehead said.

The event marks the 21st year of the Wetaskiwin Food Drive, now the city's largest food collection event.

The release detailed that, residents along the collection routes can easily contribute by placing non-perishable food items on their doorsteps by 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15th. On that day, volunteers will collect the food, delivering it to the Salvation Army Food Bank in nearby communities.

In a previous campaign, the organization collected nearly 5,573 pounds of food, as per the release.



Qiam Noori, Local Journalism Initiative

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