Neighbours Feeding Neighbours
3rd Annual Kelson Group Resident Food Drive a Booming Success.
The 3rd Annual Kelson Group Resident's Food Drive took place on June 12th at apartment buildings across the Kelson Group portfolio in 10 cities located in Alberta and B.C. Residents stepped up again in a big way to benefit community food banks with non-perishable food donations.
"A big THANK YOU to our residents who, combined, donated 4,396 pounds of non-perishable food items," said Kelly Fawcett, Vice President of Maintenance and Construction, Kelson Group. "The idea to collaboratively come together to make a difference in our communities was an initiative our entire staff team and residents were behind."
In keeping with tradition, Kelson Group will donate one dollar for every pound of food collected – which means the company will cut a cheque for $4,396.00 to be distributed to food banks across B.C. and Alberta.
"Seeing an event like this, where Kelson Group residents and staff work side by side to offer something so meaningful to the communities we live in, makes us all proud of what we've been able to accomplish together," said Fawcett. "In a world where hunger still permeates our neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces, and community at large, we could not think of a better area to support. We know a small donation on our part has a big impact on others."
Food and monetary donations will be distributed based on donations from residents in each community:
- Abbotsford = 218lbs of food and $218 to the Abbotsford Food Bank
- Edmonton = 1221lbs of food and $1,221 to the Edmonton Food Bank
- Grande Prairie = 238lbs of food and $238 to Salvation Army Family Services
- Kamloops = 947lbs of food and $947 to the Kamloops Food Bank
- Kelowna = 192lbs of food and $192 to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
- Langley = 540lbs of food and $540 to the Langley Food Bank
- Leduc = 373lbs of food and $373 to the Leduc & District Food Bank
- Prince George = 500lbs of food and $500 to the Salvation Army Food Bank
- Sherwood Park = 153lbs of food and $153 to the Strathcona Food Bank
"We so appreciate the support of our residents as we help play a role to tackle hunger in our communities," said Fawcett. "It is such a great feeling to do this together because we know we're helping others in our community live better."
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