Thanks to Saskatoon’s emergency first responders the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre turned the key on its new truck Tuesday.
On Oct. 11, Saskatoon’s Paramedic Association donated a new delivery and service truck to the food bank with funds from its charity budget, which is collected through association fees every month.
The association’s treasurer Ryan Omichinski said the association was hoping to do something a little bigger and through conversations with the food bank, paramedics opted to focus their efforts on a new truck.
“Our members were pretty excited about it and everything just fell into place,” Omichinski said. “We set a budget of $55,000 and we came in under budget by a couple of hundred dollars.”
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre held a Stuff the Truck event on Oct. 11 to mark the new truck. (Don Somers/CBC)
To mark the occasion the food bank teamed up with the Eighth Street Co-op grocery store to fill the new truck with non-perishable food items for the food bank.
From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST members of the public packed the new truck full of food.