Oilfields Food BankServing Diamond Valley, Longview, Millarville, Priddis & surrounding area
Caring Sharing Community
Oilfields Food BankServing Diamond Valley, Longview, Millarville, Priddis & surrounding area.
Caring Sharing Community
OFB News Updates
GIVING TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 28TH
“Giving Tuesday is a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world. Radical Generosity is the concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering.”
Oilfields Food Bank has been given the opportunity (through CanadaHelps.org) to share this video, Uncharitable, with our supporters. It turns current thinking about who we give to and why on its head. It opens the doorway to the idea that charities and non-profits can truly create the kind of world we would all want to live in. A world that works for everyone.
It is a 90-minute video and once you click on the link you will have 7 days in which to watch it and share it with others for free. We encourage you to share it a lot.
Here is your exclusive Video On Demand link:
Note that the video will only be available to watch until December 3rd.
As a supporter, you know we have just finished the door-to-door firefighter food collection in our community. It was a smashing success with 7,000 kgs of food and $6000 donated. We are BEYOND GRATEFUL to everyone.
There is a button on the left-hand side of the screen which gives you the opportunity to donate directly to Oilfields Food Bank. While we would be thankful for your donation, what we truly want to do on this day is GIVE YOU this ‘food for thought’.
Our vision, one shared by all food banks, is a world where no people ever go hungry and impossible things get achieved.
Thank you for your continued support.
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!
Photo by Jamie Myles
Photo by Bob Jackson
Again this year we are offering Christmas Hampers. We include either a turkey, chicken or ham & all the fixings for 3 meals on Christmas Day…from breakfast right through to dinner.
Hamper pick-up day will take place Thursday December 21st. This hamper is an extra & not part of our regular hamper schedule.
Pre-registration is required. We are now accepting requests. You may submit your request using the online form or by phoning 403-612-1291.
You will be contacted with your pick-up time closer to the event date.
Thank you Theo
You are awesome! It fills our hearts with thankfulness to see someone as young as you taking time to think about the people around you and reaching out to help in whatever way you can. We are grateful for your kindness.
Thank you to the Diamond Valley community and surrounding area for continuing to support Oilfields Food Bank.
We were able to provide 60 Thanksgiving Hampers which fed a total of 186 people.
Thank you to our hard-working, dedicated volunteers who have been working extra long hours to make sure we have enough inventory on hand to complete every single hamper request on Tuesdays.
Whew. Well done.
Thanks to Our Backyard Gardeners
A big green “thumbs up” to all of the backyard gardeners for the fresh produce which has been donated throughout the harvest season.
It’s extra special to be able to include these home-grown goodies in our hampers and our folks LOVE it.
It’s Jacket Racket time!
If you or someone you know is in need of warm items for this cooler weather – please check out the United Church (above the Oilfields Food bank) for drop-in times.
November 2022 Firefighters Food Drive
Photo by OFB volunteer Jamie Myles
We’re in urgent need of donations of the following items:
1 L juice boxes
pancake mix & syrup
canned meats (chicken, ham, turkey)
larger sized diapers
shampoo & conditioner
Visit our Donations page for drop-off information.
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