The use of food banks is up all across Canada, and we’re experiencing an increase here in Alberta, and Grande Prairie. Layoffs in the energy sector continue… the Salvation Army is reporting an increase of 30% for food bank use over the last few months.

The Food bank is in need of non-perishable food donations all year round, and typically sees a drop off in donations after Christmas. The Salvation Army will also have their kettles out, which is their main fundraiser for all operations. Please keep that in mind with any extra you may have this holiday season.