Oilfields Food Bank

Serving Diamond Valley, Longview, Millarville, Priddis & surrounding area

Caring Sharing Community

Oilfields Food Bank

Serving Diamond Valley, Longview, Millarville, Priddis & surrounding area.

Caring Sharing Community

Oilfields Food Bank

Serving Diamond Valley, Longview, Millarville, Priddis & surrounding area.

 

Caring Sharing Community

OFB News Updates

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Alberta – Special Needs Assistance for Seniors

Are you an Alberta Senior (65+) who could use some additional support?  A new program (Special Needs Assistance for Seniors) began in January 2024. 

If you qualify they offer help in many areas including: diabetes supplies, nutritional beverages, podiatry, prescriptions, clothing, home cleanup, yard maintenance, utility disconnection, medical trips, appliances and so much more. 

Your previous year’s income is used to determine your eligibility for the benefit year which runs from July 1 of the current year to June 30th of the next year.

SUCCESS!

It’s a long road from October (when planning begins) to December 21st (when Christmas hampers are distributed).   110 hampers which fed 311 people: 202 adults & 102 children were handed out.   It’s the most we’ve ever done.  

It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the volunteers, businesses, community groups, schools & individuals who give their energy, enthusiasm, food & money donations.   

We are so honoured to be supported in our mission by our caring, sharing community. 

Photos show all the preparation for filling the Christmas Hampers.

Thank You Foothills Lions Club

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Thank you Foothills Lions Club who used their staff party to collect personal care items to help stock our shelves.  We are very grateful.  

Pictured (centre) Darrell of the Lions along with Joost & Sherri our “can’t do it without you” volunteers.

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Support from Foothills Energy Co-op

We would like to welcome Foothills Energy Co-op as one of our supporters.   Their recent donation of $2500 will be used to help purchase a much-needed cooler.   Our old one has been limping along but is nearing the end of its time.  

So AWESOME of you to jump in & help out.

Diamond Valley Community Food Drive a Smashing Success!

The team at Oilfields Food Bank is so appreciative of the passion & determination shown by everyone involved in this annual event. Firefighters from Diamond Valley & Longview went door-to-door on November 13 & 14 collecting the items many of you had ready for them to pick up.

Here’s the final tally:

  • 6,928 kilograms of food collected (worth a value of $38,000)
  • $6,165 in cash donations

Our heartfelt thanks to the:

  • Firefighters for your dedication to the betterment of our community
  • Residents of Diamond Valley & Longview for your generosity & kindness
  • Scouts for your strong backs, boundless energy & hard work
  • Granny’s Pizza for donating pizzas (even opening on your day off) to make sure the gang was fed
  • Event volunteers for your efficiency sorting this tremendous amount of food
  • Regular weekly volunteers for your continued behind-the-scenes organization & graciousness

We are honoured you chose to help us carry out our mission. Each of you has ensured our food bank will continue to run smoothly & that anyone who needs food, gets it.

THANK YOU! WELL DONE ALL!

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Photo by Jamie Myles

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Photo by Bob Jackson

Thanks Diamond Valley PetValu

Thank you to the Diamond Valley PetValu for supporting Oilfields Food Bank and collecting pet food donations over the past 5 or 6 weeks. 

They donated 210 kgs of food and took the stress off of pet owners who are struggling to feed their best friends.

We are so grateful to the PetValu team for their kindness.

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation Donation

Thank you to the Western Financial Group Communities Foundation.  Their team members chose to select Oilfields Food Bank and presented us with a cheque for $1225.15.  We are so thankful for their help.

Western Financial Group

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Thanks to Our Backyard Gardeners

If your thoughts have turned to gardening & growing & sharing – THINK OF US! 

We welcome fresh garden donations.  Garden produce provides wholesome nutrition & our folks love receiving it. 

Please rinse it off and drop it by on Tuesday mornings after 10am.

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donations needed

Items Needed

We’re in urgent need of donations of the following items:

peanut butter
jam
canned fruit
1 L juice boxes
pancake mix & syrup
baking supplies
canned meats (chicken, ham, turkey)
baked beans
larger sized diapers
shampoo & conditioner

Visit our Donations page for drop-off information.

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Food is a basic human need, and we’re here to help.

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Hampers Distributed

Adults Helped

Children Helped

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Oilfields Food Bank Stats to End of March 2024

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