Nipawin food bank shelves near empty for Thanksgiving

By Aaron Schulze
October 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Salvation Army Food Bank in Nipawin will need a bit of giving for this Thanksgiving weekend.

Shelves are more empty than usual after back to school season in early September and ahead of Thanksgiving weekend.

Sheri Fengstad, community services director for the Nipawin Salvation Army, told northeastNOW the food bank is typically busier during Thanksgiving season.

“More people are coming for food because they’re anticipating family and friends coming over, so usually demand goes up a little bit,” Fengstad said.

Fengstad also said the shelves have gotten a little fuller since back to school season but there always seems to more of a need for food donations in Nipawin.

Along with non-perishable food items, the food bank accepts meat if it is cut and wrapped at an approved butcher shop. Fengstad said if a hunter harvested an animal and took it to a butcher that donation would be welcome, as meat is always more in demand.

The Salvation Army Food Bank in Nipawin is open on Saturday Oct. 6 but closed on Thanksgiving Sunday and Monday.


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