Clearview and the ATA Local 33 join together to help local Food Banks!
Clearview Public Schools has this holiday season once again partnered with the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) Local 33 to make contributions to the Stettler, Castor and Coronation Food Banks. This is the fourth year that Clearview Public Schools has partnered with the ATA Local 33 to benefit those in need across Clearview.
A donation of $1,000 from Clearview Public Schools was matched by $1,000 from the ATA Local 33 and presented to the three food banks. Funds will be divided between the food banks based on student populations across Clearview Public Schools.
The Board of Trustees for Clearview Public Schools 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. In past years, Clearview staff have shown appreciation for the Board providing this help to families in need during this time of year.
Board Chair Cheri Neitz shares, “As a Board, we realize that there are families in our communities who struggle and we appreciate the support of our staff to work together to help those in need during the holiday season. We are pleased that we could help the food bank as they strive to reach their goals in these difficult economic times.”
Betty Birch of the Stettler Food Bank would like everyone to know if you are looking for extra ways to give back this holiday season, the Food Bank is always taking cash or non-perishable donations. They are also always in need of volunteers, as it takes about 13 people per week to keep the Food Bank up and running, if you are interested please feel free to give Betty Birch a call at 403-742-0732.
“We have a great community, and we see that all of the time by all of the donations that we receive that allows us to keep our Food Bank stocked up so that no families have to go hungry. Food Bank usage in Stettler and other areas continues to increase,” says Birch. “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 the ATA go a long way to helping ease that stress for families in need.”
Board Chair Cheri Neitz and ATA Local 33 President Corey van Zandbergen presented cheques to Betty Birch of the Stettler Food Bank on December 15, 2016 at Clearview Public Schools Central Office.
Trustee Ken Checkel and ATA Local Representative Sharalynn Anderson presented cheque to Diana Schmidt of the Coronation Food Bank on December 20, 2016.
Peter Barron, Superintendent of Schools, 403-742-3331