Long-term Desired Outcome
Parkland Food Bank simply reflects the generosity of our community as it receives 100% of the food and money it takes to operate from the individuals, businesses and organizations from the Tri Region. Last year we received over 1.6 million dollars worth of food.
As another new year presses on, there are 2 main ways we are looking to move forward. We are always striving to improve access to food in our community and to improve the quality of food we give.
Our goal by the end of 2018 is to end all food waste in the TriRegion through our food rescue program. Rescued food gives us access to food that is not longer suitable for sale, but is still good for human consumption. Rescued food currently makes up 55% of all food we receive.
We are currently assisting 4 schools and 3 other food banks with food for programming. We are building a Food Hub that will be another avenue besides our hamper program to provide healthy food options to the food insecure in our region. We would be looking at providing access to all the schools in our area that want to provide breakfast, lunch or snack programs.