PotashCorp to match up to $500K in food bank donations

By Roger White
November 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Once again this year PotashCorp announced it is matching cash donations made to the Food Banks of Saskatchewan this holiday season and the news is being welcomed by the executive director of the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre.

PotashCorp will match the first $500,000 in cash donations to Saskatchewan food banks through Dec. 31 which will help the organizations keep their shelves stocked with food as the new year begins.

“This donation is fantastic news for us and will certainly go a long way,” Erin Katerynych said. “We will use this all year long for food for the food bank and Food for Kids program so it is very much appreciated.”

Since 2010, Potash Corp’s matching gifts campaigns have helped raise nearly $17.5 million, with PotashCorp contributing $6.5 million.

“Each year, people across our province support this campaign without hesitation,” Jochen Tilk, PotashCorp President and CEO said. “We appreciate their generosity and willingness to support their neighbours who need a hand.”

The Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre (BDFC) kicked off its 2017 Empty Stocking Fund Campaign today with their annual Beef on a Bun luncheon at the Third Ave. United Church.

The BDFC is also collecting gently used winter clothing once again as part of its Coast for Kids campaign. Anyone wishing to make a donation of a warm winter coat, mittens or toques can drop the items off at their office at 1711-101 St. in North Battleford.

 

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