Taber Food Bank recaps busy August

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As we continue to drift deeper and deeper into the fall months, the Taber Food Banks Red Bag Door-To-Door food drive concluded on Sept. 21. In August, the Taber Food Bank served 301 individuals, gave out 227 sandwiches and had 26 volunteers serve 328.75 hours. They also received 10,890 pounds of fresh produce from their vegetable garden — while the volunteers gave 1,050 hours of their time for the garden. Some of the most needed items currently are oatmeal, gravy mix, canned diced tomatoes, shampoo and conditioner, dish soap, vinegar, pudding cups, cookies, and fruit snacks. This month’s highlighted member of the Taber Food Bank is Gerry Sauve. Sauve is retired and began volunteering at the food bank two years ago. Sauve and his family have lived in Taber since 1990 -- and says the biggest accomplishment of his life was marrying his wife. Sauve grew up around Toronto, and while he says he enjoyed his time there, if given the opportunity to live anywhere else, he’d live right here in Alberta. If you would like to learn more about the Taber Food Bank, you can find them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Youtube at @taberfoodbank

Kenyon Stronski, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Taber Times

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