In the April Warman High School (WHS) Newsletter, the school announces it will be collecting food for a local food drive. The food drive, from April 1 - 12, is responding to local needs for Warman families. In previous food drive campaigns, physical food collection has propped up the Saskatoon Food Bank, foregoing Warman's local demands. Food collected this year will remain in Warman and be distributed with the help of the Warman Food Bank.
Previously the Warman Food Bank has only collected cash donations to provide assistance to needy families with grocery chain gift cards. Physical food collection has not been pursued for several years.
Physical collection of food comes with several challenges. Physical packaged food, canned or boxed, has always created strains on the collection and distribution groups administering this type of program. Volunteer help, storage space, categorizing, sorting and distribution are all challenging aspects to a physical food collection.
Thankfully, the Warman Food Bank and WHS food collection efforts have united forces to combat against local families going hungry this Easter.
Excerpt from the WHS Newsletter: