Feb
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2016
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A Community Challenge to get a TON of food (2000 lbs) for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank

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Who are we?

We are Annette's Angels – a cohort of passionate community leaders dedicated towards helping Canadians living with food insecurity in Wood Buffalo. We are part of Leadership Wood Buffalo at FuseSocial and our amazing leader Alexandra Tarasenco has given us the opportunity to engage in some friendly competition to see which half of our cohort can obtain the most food for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

What is the need? / Why are we doing it?

FACT#1 As the price of oil drops while the price of food soars and jobs are cut, a rising number of Fort McMurray residents struggle to make ends meet.

FACT#2 Wood Buffalo Food Bank usage has increased 72% in 2015 alone.

FACT#3 Families of MORE THAN 3,100 CHILDREN in Wood Buffalo currently rely on the Food Bank.

We are challenging the community to donate a ton of food (or equivalent cash donations) by 8 am on March 3rd. Friends, alumni and community members can help us win by helping our Wood Buffalo community which has a huge need. Let's continue our legacy of generosity and community spirit! Please come out and help us gather a ton of food!

What are we doing?

1) Food Drive (includes free coffee and raffle for prizes!)

Where: Stone Creek Save On Foods - We will be the angels at the door (Yes, costumes and all)!

When:

  • Friday February 19th from 3pm until 7pm.
  • Saturday February 20th from 9am until 4pm.

If you want to join Annette’s Angels on any of these days, please sign up on:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4aa8ac2fa3fd0-grocery

If you're feeling extra creative, spend the day in an angel costume!!

2) Collections/Donations at businesses and by individuals

If you are a business and would like to participate in this great campaign, you only have to sign up at:

http://goo.gl/forms/9xUSL5WZiI.

If you can’t put a box at your workplace but would love to contribute to the cause, please make a donation by visiting:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/leadership-wood-buffalo-annettes-angels/

3) Events

We are asking the community to support our Food Drive at existing or new community events taking place over the next 2 weeks. If it were easy enough for you to use the donation as an entry or use it creatively to make your event more fun, we’d LOVE that.

So far we have the Fort McMurray Chess Club, who is hosting: BUGHOUSE CHESS FOR FOOD BANK - a fun twist for adults and children alike. This is taking place at the Wood Buffalo YMCA on Saturday Feb 27th from 3pm to 5pm. Bring a donation from the list below for entry!

You can add your event here: http://goo.gl/forms/cg3XCQWKim

The Food Bank has the greatest need for these foods right now:

  1. Enfamil A+ (yellow Label)
  2. Snack Crackers
  3. Hamburger Helper
  4. Carnation Canned Milk
  5. Spices and Herbs
  6. Ketchup
  7. Cooking Sauces or Dry mixes
  8. No Nut Granola Bars
  9. Dry Soup Mix
  10. Broths
  11. Canned Corn
  12. Canned Sandwich Meat- ham turkey klik
  13. Gravy Mix
  14. Pancake mix and Syrup
  15. Side Kicks

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