Employees support Swift Current Food Bank with annual holiday donation

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Two people stand on either side of a cart full of bags and boxes of donated food items.

The Swift Current Salvation Army Food Bank is a bit richer thanks to the generosity of SaskEnergy employees in Swift Current and Success. 

For the better part of a decade, these employees have collected food items to donate during the holiday season each year. This year, they gathered 207 pounds of groceries. General Manager Mike Rossiter delivered the donation to the food bank last week.

“Our Customer Service and Operations staff have done a great job of supporting the Salvation Army over the years,” says Mike. “It’s a great cause and every year it seems there are more families in need.”

Sue McKeown, Community and Family Support Worker at the Swift Current Salvation Army Food Bank, is grateful for SaskEnergy’s support.

“SaskEnergy has been a huge supporter of the food bank’s needs every year,” says Sue. “The food bank has grown over the years to support households that are facing food crisis in our community. The number of households we serve has more than quadrupled since 2020.”

Our employees recognize the growing need and are happy to contribute. 

“It is important to support this cause to make sure everyone has food on the table and can support their families, not just during the holiday season, but always,” says Sheri Schafer. “It’s a very proud feeling knowing the staff are more than willing to help out and give back, especially during these extremely tough times.” 

“Everyone is feeling the pinch with rising food costs,” adds Al Acton, “but our employees are still able to help out our community.”

This year, for the first time, SaskEnergy’s donation is being matched by a cash equivalent from Farm Credit Canada. This will allow the food bank to purchase 414 meals through FCC’s Drive Away Hunger campaign.