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Coldest Night of the Year 2022 – Parkland Food Bank

It’s cold out there.

On February 26, Parkland Food Bank is hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a 2 & 5 km winter walk (with a self-organized virtual option) hosted in 150+ cities across Canada in support of our work in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or Parkland County with people experiencing hurt, and hunger.

    GOAL: With your help, our goal is to raise $80,000 by February 26, 2022!

    HOW: To accomplish our goal, we’re looking for 50 team captains (of all shapes, sizes and ages) who will recruit 7-8 friends to their team, with a goal of raising $2000 per team. Of course, we’re also looking for a whole pile of walkers to join each of our teams and help us raise the funds.

    TOQUE BONUS: Every walker who raises either $75 (youth 17 and under) or $150 (for adults) gets our famous Coldest Night toque as thanks for being amazing fundraisers.

How To CAPTAIN a Team for PARKLAND FOOD BANK
Once you’ve registered, your team and name will show up on the Scoreboard and on our location page too! (Note: it takes 5-10 minutes to appear.)

•    Visit https://cnoy.org/location/sprucegrove and click the big REGISTER button

•    Create your new account (or sign in to your account from last year)

•    Select Spruce Grove LOCATION where you’ll be walking and continue

•    Click to accept the WAIVER and continue

•    Under REGISTRATION TYPE, click CREATE A TEAM

      •    Name your team (and write a brief description)

      •    Accept or increase your fundraising goal (this can be edited later!)

Once you’ve registered, your team will show up on our CHARITY PAGE, which is:

https://cnoy.org/location/sprucegrove

You can begin recruiting team members and raising funds immediately!

How to JOIN a TEAM for pARKLAND FOOD BANK

•    Visit cnoy.org and click the big REGISTER button

•    Create your new account (or sign in to your account from last year)

•    Select Spruce Grove LOCATION where you’ll be walking and continue

•    Click to accept the WAIVER and continue

•    Click JOIN A TEAM (or register individually if you wish and join a team later)

•    Search for your TEAM by name or captain name       

•    Select that team from the list and proceed to complete registration­

Merry Christmas!

Holy Moly what a month!

December 2021 was a record breaker in every way here at the food bank.

In 2021 we gave out more Monthly Hampers than any of our 37 years serving our community, topped off with a December giving out far more Monthly Hampers than any other month! What does that look like for a short December month?

  • 1049 Hamper Appointments in December;
  • We registered 689 Spruce Grove Children to receive presents for Christmas;
  • We registered 447 Stony Plain Children to receive presents for Christmas;
  • We distributed 1014 envelopes with grocery store gift cards so families could purchase their holiday food, on behalf of Spruce Grove Kinettes and Stony Plain Kinsmen;
  • We registered and served 97 households who had never used our food bank before;
  • We gave out:
    • 3,000 litres of milk
    • 2,800 kg’s of meat
    • 2,264 dz eggs
    • Over $101,000 worth of dried goods in hamper boxes (1109 boxes of non-perishables)!
  • We worked 2,432 man hours here at the food bank
  • We have received an unbelievable amount of food and financial donations! (Those are still coming in, so we can report on those early in the new year).

I am so very proud of all the hard work, dedication and amazing hearts it has taken to accomplish these great achievements. We have been pushed farther than ever before, and that is only possible by the compassion of you and the donor community that supports us!

You should be incredibly proud of your contribution to your community. I know I am certainly proud and humbled of your great achievements!

From all of us here at Parkland Food Bank, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2022!

Sheri Ratsoy

Executive Director, Parkland Food Bank Society

1st Annual Golf Tournament

Golf Cart Sponsor

BBQ Sponsor

Hole in 1 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Hole Sponsors

Contact Brenda at johnson.brenda1955@gmail.com to learn more!

Trophy Sponsor

Mulligan Sponsor

Contact Brenda at johnson.brenda1955@gmail.com to learn more!

Awards and Prizes

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