Shepody Food Bank is celebrating 15 years of service in our community! Located at the Albert County Community Health Centre in Riverside-Albert, we have been providing emergency supplies of food to individuals and families in need who live between Alma and Edgetts Landing in lower Albert County since April 2007. Each month, we distribute an average of 2,200 meals. Our mission is to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and fosters respect for diversity and inclusion.
This summer, as in the past, we are taking part in the “After the Bell” program sponsored by Food Banks Canada. We will provide nutritious, child-friendly food packs for kids who, in the summer months, do not have access to school-based food programs. During the months of July and August, each eligible school-age child will receive one food pack per week. We encourage families in need to visit us and take advantage of this program.
We would not have been able to accomplish what we have done over the years without the generous support of so many individuals, businesses, churches and organizations from the community and beyond. There are too many to mention individually, but to all of them we give our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
Last, but definitely not least, our volunteers are the backbone of our operation and deserve a huge thank you and round of applause. We are always in need of more volunteers. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. We have volunteer opportunities on Monday mornings (cleaning and re-stocking shelves), Wednesday mornings (receiving food delivery from Food Depot Alimentaire), and Wednesday afternoons (packing food boxes for clients). If you have a few hours to give, we would love to hear from you. Our contact info is listed below:
email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 506-882-2323. We are located in Riverside-Albert at the Albert County Community Health Center, Lower Level.