Great weather. 1500 flyers and bags. 250+ volunteers from local church groups in Magrath, Welling, Spring Coulee and area to drop off the flyers and collect the donations. Approaching 6000 lbs of food donated this year! 5 overflowing vehicles. Eight huge 'watermelon' boxes on pallets filled. All done by 1pm Sat 15 May 2021. Single largest private donation to Food Bank since Mar 2020. Yay. Thank you again all.
Apr 2021 Magrath - We are happy to announce a reboot of our traditional community food drive this year despite the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions. Yay!
The links below are to current year flyers and handouts in PDF format:
Apr 2020 Magrath - We are unable to hold our traditional community food drive this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Instead we urge any who can to donate cash directly to the organization or church of your choice to support those in need at this time. Traditionally we have sent your donations to the Lethbridge Food Bank and a portion to the local school lunch program. Hopefully we will be able to restart this project next Apr 2021.
Many thanks to all the helpers on the 2018 (13th annual) community food drive! We ended up with mild sun burns and a total 4350 lbs of food delivered this year valued at $10,850! WOW
Did we miss you? Oops, we are so sorry! CATCH UP FOOD DRIVE WEEK
We note that some were away or their pickup bag was missed on the Sat morning pickups. If that is you, we are continuing our collection this week .. just bring your donation bag to the Magrath Pharmacy where our White Collection Van will be parked all this week .. i.e. (until Sat 5 May 2018). We will take them into the Lethbridge Food Bank at the end of that week! Many thanks again!!!
The Magrath Lions and our oh so many wonderful volunteers ..
Our 13th Annual Community Food Drive will be held the week ending Sat 28 Apr 2018
All is prepared for the upcoming Magrath and District Community Food Drive!
Apr 2017: Total donations were 2.0 tons (4000 lbs).
Apr 2016: Total donations were 2.58 tons (5154 lbs).
Apr 2015: Total donation 5354 lbs.
Apr 2014: Total donation 5500 lbs.
Apr 2013: "Total donations came in over 6500 pounds valued over $13,000!" Lion Roger
Apr 2012: "Total donation was 5551 lbs.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you..." Magrath Lions and Executive Director Lethbridge Food Bank
Magrath Apr 2018: It is proposed that our 13th annual Magrath and District community food drive be held the week of Apr 23-28, 2018 with the flyers being distributed week starting Apr 23rd and the collection day being Sat 28 Apr, 2018. Thank you!.
Regards Lion Roger
Magrath Apr 2017: Many thanks to all the helpers on last year's annual community food drive! 3950 lbs of food delivered on Sat morning and more the week following valued at $10,000! WOW
FYI 1300 flyers/bags 50+ volunteers and donations from entire town = a successful 12th annual community food drive.
Regards Lion Roger
Many thanks to all the helpers on this year's annual community food drive! 3950 lbs of food delivered on Sat morning valued at just under $10,000! WOW
We note that some were away or their pickup bag was missed on the Sat morning pickups. If that is you, we are continuing our collection this week .. Please call Lion Shauna at 403-388-4332 or bring your donation bag to the Magrath Pharmacy where our White Collection Van will be parked all this week .. i.e. (until 28 Apr 2017).
Did we miss you? Oops, we are so sorry!
CATCH UP FOOD DRIVE WEEK
Bring your donations in to the Magrath Pharmacy before Friday 28 Apr 2017 and we will take them into the Lethbridge Food Bank at the end of the month! Thanks again!!!
Our 12th annual food drive plans are well underway! Sat 22 Apr 2017 - see Food Drive project page for details!
Flyers printed, bags ordered, todo list created .. /rdd
See our Gallery 2016 for images from last years event!
Thank you Magrath!
Preliminary results look great - great weather - lots of helpers - and at least as many donations this year as last year. 5,300 on Sat and est 250 more the week following = 5,550 lbs valued at $11,100 this year.
Apparently: "Magrath Alberta ROCKS!!! The total weight [on Saturday] was 5,300 pounds I [per Director at Lethbridge Food Bank, she] has attached pictures for you of all the food that was brought in! Thank you so much for all you do to help support the Lethbridge Food Bank"
The helpers at the Lethbridge Food Bank were surprised and so appreciative. It took us all morning to collect and place everything into the (Custom Windows) truck and only twenty five minutes to unload it there into over a dozen large bins.
If anyone was missed, we apologize. We will be taking in a catch up load later this next week for anything else that was to be donated. Bring it to the Pharmacy please!
Magrath/Lethbridge Food Bank - Apr 2016 - So many helpers - too many to number .. but here are a few photos:
Notice: change of arrival time in Lethbridge at the Food Bank planned (will now be 2:30pm Sat 23 Apr)
Due to many other events (funerals/baptisms and all that) going on that same day, we have decided to make a slight delay in the delivery of the truck to accommodate everyone's schedule:
We will load the truck as usual that morning from 9-11ish at Seniors Parking Lot
- Fletcher Funeral is 11am at MSC
- Davies have a family event 11am in Lethbridge at Forestry Ave
- Cal Heggie of Custom Windows will drive the loaded truck from Magrath to Lethbridge about 2pm
so at 2:30pm we will need our crew to help unload the truck at Lethbridge Food Bank
Thanks to all and see you all there!
Magrath Lions Club
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