Virtual Food Bank gets $10K emergency funding

FROM LEFT: Wes Brown, pastor, Grace Gospel Chapel in Spirit River; Wendy Oe, pastor, Saddle Hills Victory Church in Rycroft; Teresa Yanishewski, Board Chair, Spirit of Peace United Church in Spirit River; Julie Temple, Coordinator, Central Peace FCSS; Floyd Anderson, pastor, Savanna Lighthouse Assembly; Dave Squires, pastor, Eaglesham Community Church; and Mike Hicks, pastor, Bethel Chapel of Wanham.

The local Virtual Food Bank, operated by the Central Peace Ministerial Association, has received $10,000 in COVID-19 emergency funding from the Government of Alberta, granted through the Family and Community Support Services of Alberta Association.

The association has applied for the funding to provide gift cards from local grocery stores for families and individuals in the Central Peace who needed provisional support. The association is also receiving $5,000 through a grant applied for by the Central Peace FCSS from the Community Foundations of Northwestern Alberta. This is funding from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund.

If you need help providing food for you or your family, you can contact any church listed in the Central Peace Ministerial Association’s church directory in The Central Peace Signal. Alternatively, call Julie Temple at (780) 864-3500, extension 206, for further resources and support information.