Red Deer Christmas Bureau and Red Deer Food Bank Receive Valued $2,500 Holiday Donation
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, food banks and community agencies are on the frontlines responding to the increased need, every day. Food Banks Canada cites that it is becoming more difficult for organizations to manage higher volumes of requests as they see a drastic reduction in volunteers and cancellation of fundraising events.
“We know everyone is facing new challenges this year, putting a strain on every aspect of our community,” says Darryl Hemstreet, Owner, CARSTAR Red Deer and CARSTAR Red Deer South. “Locals supporting locals is key in times like this and we are more than willing to continue our annual tradition this year, as we know it counts now, more than ever before.”
The Red Deer Christmas Bureau and Red Deer Food Bank both work to help those in the Red Deer and surrounding area during times of need. The vision of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau is to ensure that every child receives a toy on Christmas morning and to help all those in need enjoy a hearty meal on Christmas day. The Red Deer Food Bank, established in 1984, provides emergency food requirements for those in need for Red Deer and the surrounding area.
“Our whole team at both Red Deer locations play a big part in making these donations possible,” continues Hemstreet. “We are thrilled to have surpassed $30,000 in funds raised since we started this tradition in 2004 and we plan to continue our contributions in the years to come.”
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