Mountain View Food Band - 2017 Recap

The economic conditions seem to indicate there is still a major need for the Mountain View Food Bank as it has served over 7,900 members of the local community so far in 2017.

The Mountain View Food Bank serves many people in local communities including Olds, Sundre, Didsbury, Carstairs and Cremona.
Volunteer Rhona Segal says they have a far reach and so far in 2017 they have served a total of 7,902 people.
She says during this time of year the generosity from individuals, businesses, organizations and schools is incredible.
Segal talks about what they have seen this year at Mountain View Food Bank.
She says the items the food bank needs are varied and fairly consistent.

The Mountain View Food Bank Christmas hours are: Tuesday, December 19th from 9an-1pm, Friday the 22nd 9am-noon. They are closed on Christmas and then open again after Boxing day on the 27th from 9am-noon.
Meanwhile, the CP Holiday Train is making stops in central Alberta on Thursday, December 7th. It will be in Innisfail at 1:15 at 52nd Ave, Olds at 2:35 at the 50th street crossing and in Didsbury at 3:50 at 19th Street. The train will be collecting healthy food donations for local food banks.

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