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Martensville Food Pantry Earns Charitable Status

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

The Martensville Food Pantry helps to provide food for families and individuals in Martensville and the surrounding area with weekly food hampers thanks to the volunteers and many supporters.

They held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, January 25th at the Civic Centre.

Some of the highlights that have occurred this past year included a name change to Martensville Food Pantry as well as becoming Incorporated in April.

In order to provide these hampers, the MFP relies on donations which are made by people, businesses, organizations, schools and more. After patiently waiting for their request of getting charitable status, they were granted this on December 7, 2023, so they will now be able to issue tax receipts.

Martensville & District Lions Club helped them organize two big events this year, a Meat Raffle and Stuff-a-Trailer which proved to be very successful.

O’Neil Project Management donated a deep freeze, and along with Smokehaus Meats & Deli, filled the freezer with meat.
In late fall they started offering a delivery service for seniors and mobility impaired households on hamper pick up days.

“Our biggest donors this past year have been The City of Martensville, the Lion’s Club, Smokehaus, Martensville Co-op, Warman Buy Low, and LSS Designs,” said volunteer Linda Ward. “As always a huge thank you to all of the MFP Volunteers and Supporters!!”

Hamper requests continue to increase. If you would like to donate or are in need of a hamper, please contact martensvillefoodpantry@gmail.com or call/text 306-280-1255.

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