Diane Schmidt from the Coronation Food Bank accepts a cheque from Clearview Public Schools Trustee Ken Checkel. photo submitted

Clearview and staff are providing $1,525 towards ensuring families have enough to eat over the holidays

“Food Bank usage in Stettler and other areas continues to increase.”

On Dec. 10th, the Clearview Public Schools Board of Trustees and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4292 (CUPE) presented donation cheques to Betty Birch from the Stettler Food Bank.

This holiday season Clearview will also see contributions to the Big Valley Food Bank, Castor Food Bank and Coronation Food Bank.

Board members have chosen to waive their per diem at the December meeting and use it to fund Clearview Public Schools’ donation to the four food banks in the local communities.

The board uses this opportunity during the holiday season to provide a donation to the local food banks on behalf of Clearview staff in lieu of staff receiving a gift.

Clearview staff members appreciate the board providing this help to families in need during this time of year, noted a release.

A donation of $1,225 from Clearview trustees is divided between four local food banks and with CUPE contributing an additional $300 to be split between the Stettler Food Bank and the Stettler Christmas Hamper.

“We have a great community, and we see that all of the time by all of the donations that we receive that allow us to keep our food bank stocked up so that no families have to go hungry,” said Betty Birch from the Stettler Food Bank.

“Food Bank usage in Stettler and other areas continues to increase. The holidays can be a stressful enough time without worrying if you can keep your family fed, and donations such as the ones made by Clearview and their staff go a long way to helping ease that stress for families in need.

“We provide food for about 360 families in our community; serving an average of 230 adults and 130 children every month.”

The Stettler Food Bank would like people to know the food bank accepts cash or non-perishable donations.

They are also in need of volunteers, as it takes 15 to 20 people per week to keep the organization up and running. If you are interested, please call Betty Birch at 403-742-0732.


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Clearview Public Schools Trustee Erika Grice presented a cheque to Sue Goodkey from the Castor Food Bank. photo submitted

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