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Moose Jaw & District Food Bank seeking new board members

The Food Bank is looking for those with experience serving on a board, or those who want to give it a try
Deeann Little
Assistant Manager Deann Little gives a tour of the Food Bank last year. (Sasha-Gay Lobban)

The Moose Jaw and District Food Bank is looking for new board members to join its team.

The Food Bank says they are looking for at least three new board members currently but could also use up to six new members.

Deann Little, assistant manager at the Food Bank, says serving on their board is a great volunteer experience whether you have served on a board before or not.

Little outlined what becoming a member of the board entails.

“Serving on the board requires attending board meetings that are held once a month, (except July & August), sometimes attending special planning meetings. We also encourage board members to attend one food-drive throughout the year.”

The Food Bank made a similar call to the community for members last year.

"We did have some interest from our call last year for board members, but no new applications."

Little says becoming a member of the board provides great opportunities for an individual and gives them a chance to give back to the community.

“The benefit of joining our board is that it is a great way to give back to our community. The experience is also great for a person who has never served on a board before. We welcome those who are new to being on a board as well as any one who has experience. We're looking for community-minded team players who want to make a difference in the area of food security in Moose Jaw,” she noted.

There are also upcoming volunteer opportunities available.

“We also have some on going renovations that need to be completed in our Food Bank that we can always use volunteers for.”

The new Board Chair of the Moose Jaw & District Food bank is Daycee Richardson. Richardson succeeds Brian Harrison who retired last year.

The Moose Jaw & District Food Bank was established on October 23, 1984 as a local not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing a collection and redistribution system for surplus and donated food in the region.

Today, they serve over 850 families each month, with 1 in 10 households in the community accessing services during the year.

To become part of the team or apply to volunteer as a board member, you can contact the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank at 306-692-2911 or email; visit them at 305 Fairford St. W. for a tour of the facility.

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