the interfaith food bank
This year, the IME class is working with Interfaith Food bank, a local non-profit organization whose mission is “Recognizing the human dignity of those in need and providing food access to food and resources generated from within our community” (Interfaith Food Bank, 2019). They provide multiple community programs throughout lethbridge.
They have a dedicated food hamper program which they offer many varieties, such as baby hampers, pregnancy hampers, diabetic bundles, christmas hampers, clothing vouchers and so many more
The Interfaith Food Bank also runs many community outreach programs, such as the Interfaith Chinook Country Kitchen which provides free cooking classes to anyone of any age. In addition to learning how to cook nutritional meals, the students get to take their meals home with them. In their Learning Garden individuals get to learn how to grow their own produce, while growing food for the kitchen program. The Interfaith Food Bank also runs The Second Door Thrift Store which sells home, kitchen, and personal use items which would have been otherwise thrown out for a fraction of the retail price.
At this point you may be asking “How can I help?”. To volunteer or donate, or to learn even more about this great organization, visit https://interfaithfoodbank.ca/