September 13, 2004
SaskEnergy Donation to help Regina
Food Bank Programs and Services
Regina and District Food Bank today
received a delivery van and a donation of surplus
computer equipment from SaskEnergy.
Employees from SaskEnergy Corporate Services, the
division which operates the company's vehicle fleet,
handed over the keys for a delivery van to Wayne
Hellquist, Chief Executive Officer of the Regina and
District Food Bank. The 1988 Ford F350 Cube Van, with
only 71,000 kilometres in mileage, had been used for
delivering equipment such as natural gas meters, but is
no longer required.
"SaskEnergy is constantly looking for ways to recycle
equipment we no longer use," said Al Elmer, Director,
Corporate Services, SaskEnergy. "While our normal
process is to auction off surplus vehicles, in this case
we were able to help one of our community partners who
had approached us, looking for a delivery van better
able to support their on-going food donation programs
and other services. This is a well-maintained,
low-mileage vehicle that will provide them with years of
"The van will be used to pick up donations of food from
various grocery stores and wholesalers around Regina,"
said Wayne Hellquist, Chief Executive Officer, Regina
and District Food Bank. "This vehicle will supplement
our larger cube van and as it will be less costly to
operate, it will help reduce our operating costs."
In addition to the van, SaskEnergy's Information
Technology Division donated 113 surplus computer
monitors and printers. While SaskEnergy leases the
majority of its computer equipment, these older printers
and monitors were purchased, but are now surplus to the
company's information technology requirements.
Hellquist said some of the computer equipment will be
used to support the Food Bank's computer teaching lab,
with the remainder shared with other agencies requiring
updated monitors and printers through the Food Bank's
partnership with the In-Kind Centre of Saskatchewan.
For more information, please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Regina and District Food Bank