Edmonton Food Bank

Girl Guides hiking for those in need

Posted on April 03, 2019

Girl Guides hiking for those in need

This Saturday, April 6, please support the 23rd Annual Hike for Plenty and the hundreds of Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers who are going door-to-door collecting non-perishable food donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank. Edmonton’s Food Bank is serving an average of over 22,000 people every month through the hamper programs. This spring food drive helps keep the shelves stocked at the Food Bank during a time of year when public donations are low but the need remains high.

“As Girl Guides we promise to take action for a better world. Taking part in community initiatives such as Hike for Plenty provides Girl Guides of all ages with the opportunity to actively support their community while learning about food security and the impact hunger can have,” says Marie McConnell of the Edmonton Area Girl Guides. “This is such an important experience and learning opportunity for our youth members, who will grow up to be tomorrow’s neighbours, community members, and leaders.”

Flyers have been distributed in selected neighbourhoods where donations will be picked up between 10 am and 2 pm. If you did not receive a flyer, please consider donating directly at your local grocery store or fire halls or at our trucks at one of the following locations:

Bonnie Doon Mall (Southeast parking lot 8330-82 Street) from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Blessed Oscar Romero High School (17760-69 Avenue) from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Mill Woods Town Centre (Southwest parking lot 2331-66 Street) from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
McClure United Church (13708-74 Street) from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Food Bank Warehouse (11508-120 Street) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm