Successful Milk Month at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre!

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The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (SFBLC) celebrated a successful Milk Month Campaign with Canpotex. Thursday, October 6th, 2022 at 9:00 AM the event kicked off with speeches from Laurie, Executive Director at the SFBLC, and Gordon McKenzie, CEO of Canpotex. The total amount raised for Milk Month this year is $126,966.62.

Canpotex once again stepped up to provide $50,000 in a matching campaign that encouraged strong support from the community for the food bank’s Milk for Children program. This support of the campaign has made it possible for the food bank to meet its goal every September. With increasing inflation and cost of living taking a toll on everyone in the community, this support is greatly appreciated.

SFBLC’s Executive Director Laurie O’Connor says this is a critical fundraiser for the organization: “We’ve seen the affects that inflation and the increased cost of living have had, and we’re worried about the impact on the youngest members of the community. We are delighted to offer additional emergency nutrition to children and pregnant and nursing women through our Milk For Children program and so appreciative of the support of our Milk Month partners and the community.”

The organization is grateful for the long-term support of both Canpotex and Health Sciences Association Saskatchewan: O’Connor continues: It is these long-standing partnerships that combine with the generous support of the community to make our goals possible. Thank you to everyone that contributed this year. We are excited to announce this is the most successful Milk Month to date.”

In 2021 the SFBLC distributed 68,363 litres of milk through its Milk for Children Program. The program also supports pregnant and nursing women in Saskatoon and area.

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