Over the past weekend the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Fort Saskatchewan collected food donations from around the City during their annual food drive.
“We collected 16,462 pounds of food and to put that in context that’s the highest amount that we’ve ever managed to collect for the food bank in our annual drives,” said Spencer Ord, an organizer of the drive with the Church of the Latter-day Saints. “It was amazing to me to see the consistency of people doing something that might seem small for each individual, but when people all do a little bit it adds up to a significant amount.”
All proceeds were donated to the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank. With the donations raised over the weekend the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank said that they should be stocked with reserves all the way through until spring.
The Church of the Latter-Day Saints has been organizing their food drive annually for seven years in Fort Saskatchewan. The Church also hosts similar food drives all across Alberta.