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Help the Lions ‘Stuff the Trailer’ for Martensville Food Pantry

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

The Martensville and District Lions Club is hosting a BBQ to help support the Martensville Food Pantry. This is the second year for this event. Last year saw tremendous support and they are hoping this year will be even better.

The BBQ will be at the Martensville Coop Food store on June 21 from 2pm – 6pm, and June 22 and 23rd from 10am – 5pm.
When you bring a non-perishable food item/items or a monetary donation to the trailer, you will receive a hotdog or a burger which includes a drink.

Some food ideas are crackers, cereal, pork and beans, soup, children’s snack items (nut-free), and rice, to name a few.
The Martensville Food Pantry continues to help to provide food for families and individuals in Martensville and the surrounding area with weekly food hampers. In order to provide these hampers, the MFP relies on donations which are made by people, businesses, organizations, schools and more.

Regular donations are made by Martensville Co-op and Buy-Low Foods in Warman which include dairy items, frozen items and meat; however, due to growing demand, the MFP is often in need of non-perishables such as tomato sauce, pasta, instant potatoes, and lunch snacks.

Each week, a dedicated group of volunteers comes together to sort and package the hampers, which include a variety of products including meat, vegetables, pasta & sauce, soup, crackers, cereal, children’s snacks, and dairy and eggs when available.

There are a variety of ways to help support the Food Pantry including individual donations, purchasing a Hunger Bag from Martensville Co-op, donating the money received from recycled cans and bottles at Sarcan Drop n Go in Martensville under the name ‘MFP’, or you can support them by purchasing items through the MFP Amazon Wish List which ships directly to them. The list can be viewed at https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/ls/19ZM88B64Q6M5?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR3IIJ2xk9r97VTc1E9VOJRZRAgwYRzOSiny7cVJC954KPB3xvIldevA150.

If you want more information or how to request a hamper, contact the MFP at (306) 280-1255, martensvillefoodpantry@gmail.com or message ‘Martensville Food Pantry’ on Facebook.

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