The soaring cost of living has hit Regina’s most vulnerable populations the hardest, leading to a record-setting spike in people accessing the Regina Food Bank. Studies have shown that food bank use in Saskatchewan has risen 37% this year over last year.

The current economic climate means that food insecurity is no longer just an issue for the poorest of the poor. According to John Bailey, CEO of the Regina Food Bank, one of the biggest groups of new food bank users is fully employed people who are just having trouble making ends meet due to inflation. As well, food banks are seeing spikes in use amongst recent Ukrainian refugees and other newcomers.

As your Member of Parliament, I am committed to finding solutions to the problems faced by Regina residents. The Regina Food Bank has set a goal to raise $300,000-$400,000 to alleviate the current need. I have dedicated the resources of my Member of Parliament Regina constituency office to help them reach that goal.

To donate, please drop off at my office one of the following:
• A hamper of non-perishable food items
• A cheque made out to the Regina Food Bank
• A grocery store gift card in a sealed envelope labelled “Regina Food Bank”

Drop donations off at 2709 E. Quance Street, Regina.

You can also donate directly to the Regina Food Bank online by following the link below:
Regina Food Bank – Kram the Food Bank Campaign

To designate your online donation as part of this campaign, choose Kram the Food Bank from the “My donation is for” pull down menu.

To learn more about food sustainability in Regina, visit the Regina Food Bank.