NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
EIA Charity Golf Classic
Golf at RedTail Landing and Leduc Golf Club, with a dinner banquet and evening program including special entertainment at the Signature Flight Support Hangar at EIA. Enter the 3rd Annual "Ball Drop" Raffle or become a sponsor.
Support these three important local charities:
Fall Food Bank Round Up
1st Monday of October
Volunteers will be collecting donations for the Leduc & District Food Bank.
Non-perishable food items can be bagged and left on your doorstep labelled 'Food Bank'.
Check with your church or school for additional opportunities to donate during Food Bank Week.
Food and monetary donations may also be dropped off at the Food Bank between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM and 1-4 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Come out and volunteer! HELP ROUND IT UP!
Great fun for everyone! Youth Groups - Families - Businesses
Get a group together and challenge your friends and co-workers.
For more information, please contact The Leduc & District Food Bank at 780-986-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Ruel- County Christmas Lights Event
Take the family on a winter evening stroll through the many decorations and lights at the Ruel Farm. This is a free event for the whole family. Food donations are accepted on behalf of the LDFB. November until January, 7 days a week. Santa and free hot chocolate will be on-site. Look for the dates on our calendar and for updates on Facebook in mid-November.
The holiday train visits this community with hundreds of thousands of festive lights and a live show featuring well known performers every 2 years. It is the only fundraiser of its kind for food banks in Canada. Come out and enjoy this worthwhile family event .
Coldwell Banker's Canada Day Food Drive
Contact Coldwell Banker Leduc for more information (780-986-4711)
Coldwell Banker Leduc will deliver a bag to your door prior to Canada Day. Your donation of non-perishable food would be greatly appreciated. Please leave the bag on your doorstep before 8 AM and Coldwell Banker staff and volunteers will pick it up. Or you can also drop it off on or before July 1st in person at the Coldwell Banker office (5919 - 50 Street, Leduc). CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
In the Media
July 2016 - Thank you for the donation of $8050, presented by Doug Malinski during the 2016 JV Driver Golf Tournament.
April 16, 2016 - MacEwan Greens present $10,000 to the Leduc & District Food Bank
at their open house and tour of their new building. They also collected 152 lbs of non-perishable food items for the food bank. A very big thank you to owners Ralph Friederichsen and Bob Tuli
of Ironwood Managements Ltd.
January 2016 - Sobey’s Beaumont Owner Brett Schilling (second from left) donated $20,087 to the Beaumont Nisku Christmas Elves volunteer coordinator Madeline Hubbard, Leduc County FCSS and New Sarepta Christmas Elves coordinator Lucille Erickson (right) and the Leduc & District Food Bank executive director Gert Reynar (third from right). The donation was collected at the tills over the Christmas season, and could not have been done without the help of Sobey’s staff and the generosity of the community, Schilling said.
A Canada Day tradition turns to help the Leduc and District Food Bank
Friday, June 28, 2013 10:48:46 MDT AM
Since 1996, Leduc residents and businesses have woken up on Canada Day with a small but extra reason to be a proud Canada.
Personal Donations of Food & Household Items Plus Club Cash Made to the Leduc & District Food Bank
At the May 23rd meeting, David Marriott, a Director of the Leduc Food Bank was on hand to receive personal donations of non-perishable food and household items (totalling 134 pounds) from Optimist members and a $250.00 cash amount from the Club.
2014 Charity Political Hockey Challenge
Library, 4Cats team up for food bank
OCTOBER 2, 2014
The Leduc Public Library and 4Cats Arts Studio are joining forces in early October on a creative way to fight hunger in Leduc and area.
To mark the Leduc and District Food Bank’s 30th anniversary, the library and art studio are inviting Leduc’s children to contribute to a collaborative collage designed to honour the food bank, teach lessons in thankfulness, and have a good time in the process.
To be completed at the library just before Thanksgiving, under the title “Thankful Hearts”, the collage will be an expression of thanks for all the work the food bank does for families in and around the city.
“Basically we’re creating a masterpiece of thankfulness on canvas,” said Emily Richard, the library’s youth programs coordinator.
“It’s going to be a bigger canvas that we’re painting, with a bunch of different words and thoughts of thankfulness to the food bank.”
From 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, library staff will help children add their own contribution to the painted collage, using prompts and concepts based around Thanksgiving-related themes.
“It’s just a way for the kids to realize that this does happen, and there’s a need for it in the community and [the food bank] has been filling that need for a long time,” Richard said.
Participation is open to any child aged 8-12. Registration is available at the library or by calling 780-986-2637.
When it’s completed, the 2X3 collage will be donated to the food bank. The painting itself will be complemented by an ongoing food drive.
Though the library always accepts dropoffs for the food bank, they’re putting extra emphasis on collection this month, just before the holiday season ramps up.
“We’re really going to put a push on for food to come in from [Oct. 1-11], so hopefully we’ll be able to give them a nice chunk of food on the Thanksgiving weekend to help fill up their reserves.”