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Edmonton’s Food Bank is in dire need of food and cash donations or is concerned that it will not be able to meet all of its Christmas basket requests.

The goal of this year’s Festive Campaign is 370,000 kilograms of food and $ 2 million. So far, the organization has only received 48 percent of the food target and 42 percent of the monetary target.

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“I thought last year was low and at this point we are actually lower than last year,” said spokesman Tamisan Bencz-Knight. “So we have great concerns about incoming food resources and resources.”


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The board is also worried because the success or failure of the Christmas campaign tends to determine the donation trend for the next year.

“We’re more than just a Christmas basket – yes, you are supporting our festive Christmas meals right now and that’s wonderful, but when the lights go out we have to make sure we have the resources to help people,” said Bencz- Knight.

Between 2015 and 2018, the number of people accessing the Tafel’s basket program rose by 50 percent, according to the organization. Bencz-Knight said about 20,000 people access the program every month.

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Donations can be made on the Tafel website, by phone at 780-425-2133 or by check. Non perishable food can be donated at all major Edmonton grocery stores and fire stations in Edmonton.

Donation boxes are also set up in Candy Cane Lane.


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The Edmonton Oilers also announced Monday that the team will be raising funds for the rest of December’s home games and events at Rogers Place.

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Fans can bring non-perishable food into Ford Hall for two hours before the puck is dropped and until the end of the first period. Donations will also be collected at the Oilers Skills Competition on December 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tickets are not required to access Ford Hall and make donations prior to the Games.

With every donation on the day of the game, the fan takes part in the raffle for the “Ultimate Oilers Game Day Experience”.

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The experience takes place on January 29th and includes:

  • The opportunity to visit Oiler’s practice
  • A private lunch with Chef Tardi at Studio 99 and a meet and greet with 630 CHED Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels
  • A behind the scenes tour of Rogers Place
  • A box table for four people
  • A $ 250 food and beverage credit
  • A meet-and-greet with Leon Draisaitl, together with a signed jersey

Part of the initiative is a partnership with Safeway. The grocery chain announced a donation of $ 10,000 to the Edmonton Food Bank in a press release.

“When we heard that there was a critical shortage, we didn’t hesitate to bring food to our neighbors’ table this Christmas season and to turn to the blackboard,” said Renee Hopfner of Safeway.

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Fans who are unable to go to Ford Hall to make a donation can visit a local Safeway and donate at the checkout, where 100 percent of the money goes to Edmonton’s Food Bank.

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