Clearview and CUPE join together to help local food banks!
Clearview and staff are providing $1,595 towards ensuring families have enough to eat over the holiday season.
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.
The Board of Trustees have chosen to waive their per diem at the December 2020 Board Meeting and use it to fund Clearview Public Schools’ donation to the four local food banks in our communities.
The Board of Trustees 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 appreciate the Board providing this help to families in need during this time of year. A donation of $1,295 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.
Betty Birch from the Stettler Food Bank shared, “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. 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 over 350 families in our community.”
The Stettler Food Bank would like people to know the Food Bank preference for donation is cash over perishable items, due to Covid 19 regulations. If you have any questions regarding the Food Bank please call Betty Birch at 403-742-0732.