The High River Salvation Army received a massive shipment of food supplies on Friday August 24, thanks to the towns efforts in the Kraft Hockeyville campaign.

Lieutenant Chad Cole with the High River Salvation Army says, High River's community spirit made this success possible.

"Kraft saw the love that the community has for the food bank, so Kraft said: we're a supplier of food, so why not pitch in? So they supplied us with thirteen thousand pounds of ketchup, peanut butter and coffee."

Without the means to receive the shipment from the semi loaded with food, Cole says a local business stepped in to lend a hand.

"We don't have a loading dock, so we can't receive the donation from a loading dock height, so the High River Sobeys, offered their loading dock, so they received the pallets there, and they're bringing it across the street to our food bank."

The Salvation Army Crew spent the smoggy, rainy Friday afternoon, loading the Salvation Army larders with the help of some volunteers.

"So right now we are unloading the truck, we have a bunch of volunteers from all around the community, including some workers from Kraft, and everyone is pitching in and helping us manage all the supplies we received from the donation."

Cole says this donation is timely, as their supplies were running short, as the summer season often entails more demand on food banks.

"Often times when students are home for the summer, parents are responsible for more meals than usual, so because of that our shelves are a little bare, and we had completely run out of the three items they gave us. So we thank the community for their support, it's great to have coffee, peanut butter and ketchup again."

If you're interested in supporting the High River food bank, Cole and the High River staff will be posting all updates, and required items on the High River Salvation Army Facebook Page.


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