Food purchases are imperative to fulfilling our mission to provide individuals access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food. Items like eggs, cooking oil, shelf stable milk, meat, fresh produce, and much more allow us to provide our clients with a balanced and healthy hamper. Inflation has increased the price of most items listed which means increased costs to continue providing the service we do. Monetary donations allow us to purchase more with our ability to buy in bulk.
Food insecurity is at an all time high with over 30,000 individuals on average requiring a food hamper in Edmonton each month. We envision a community where hunger does not exist, where all citizens have access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food. With the increasing cost of food it is becoming more difficult to serve the high volume of people in need of our services. We aim to provide nutritious and balanced food hampers as best as we can and this requires us to purchase certain foods.
With the support of those donating to our Global Giving, we can continue to purchase food hamper staples like milk, oil, and eggs to ensure we are providing clients with nutrient dense foods.
By having the ability to purchase these foods, we can provide our clients with healthy options to allow them to focus on other important parts of their life like family, work, school, and more. We hope to alleviate hunger and help uplift the people we serve so they no longer require our services.