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DONATE YOUR RECYCLING (FREE PICKUP)

Recycling bottles for the deposit began in Alberta in the early 1970s, and it has been a classic fundraiser in the years since then. Bottle drives have provided funds for schools sending their students on trips and have supported minor league teams across Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. And now, they offer a new opportunity to help the community at large.

SkipTheDepot is a new company that began in Calgary in 2018, and is working to make the process of recycling bottles and cans easier for everyone. Nobody likes standing in line at the bottle depot, and now SkipTheDepot will do that for you.

So where does Parkland Food Bank come in?

SkipTheDepot has partnered with dozens of Alberta charities so that you can donate your deposit instead, making it easier for you to support a mission near and dear to your heart. Parkland Food Bank is now one of those charities. When you schedule your pickup, simply specify that your deposit be directed to the Parkland Food Bank Society (our official name) and you’ll be helping us alleviate hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow.

Find out more about SkipTheDepot at their website and download the app on your phone today!

Coldest Night of the Year 2020

Time to get ready for the Coldest Night of the Year! Sign up today to walk/donate/volunteer and support those that are hungry and hurting in your community!!
Because it’s cold out there.

On February 22, Parkland Food Bank Society is hosting the
Coldest Night of the Year, a 2, 5 & 10 km winter walk hosted in
133+ cities across Canada in support of our work here in
Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County with the hungry and hurting.
• GOAL: With your help, our goal is to raise $60,000 by February 22, 2020!
• HOW: To accomplish our goal, we’re looking for 35 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.

HOW TO CAPTAIN A TEAM FOR PARKLAND FOOD BANK SOCIETY
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 the 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
If you would like to walk with us but don’t want to start a team, please join our general team called Team 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 the 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

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