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A mile in someone

else's shoes... Views & News

by Deanna Mitchener
I'd like to quote predict the need
From the
from a column I Publisher’s Desk for a ban on B.C.
wrote back in Dana McArthur goods. But
2016: —"All Premier Notley's
Canadians have action to ban B.C.
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access tidewater [for its pipeline] losses in the billions. Edson & District
Chamber of
is about as far from the spirit of Some may call this a childish Commerce Sue Ann Sonia Roy Miranda
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"How do we get it there safely" is government a taste of what it's
what it always should have been like to see families struggle as
about. Is there anyone who would parents are put out of work,
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and going with dangerous goods good governance is about creating Edson & District Letter to the Editor Policy
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Eric Rosendahl Food Bank volunteers making a difference published.
by Deanna Mitchener the Depression there was a gentleman in the U.S.
by the name John Van Henkel and he was a
My Gary Kearse Vice President with the Edson businessman. When it came time to retire John
ViewPoint Food Bank spoke to Rotarians on February 20 found he had a lot of time on his hands so he got
involved with a soup kitchen. It was there he
during their weekly meeting. "When it comes to
by Adrienne Tait volunteering there always seems to be that one realizing the food shortage. With his connections
person that stands out above the other wonderful he started going around to all the local businesses
volunteers. At the Food Bank that one person is and asking for donations and food from stores.
our President Fred Kuzmic." John did so well gathering donations he went Jim Eglinski
"When Fred came on board about three years and bought a warehouse to store the extra food.
ago there where no shelves and all the food went The soup kitchen said they couldn't keep up, so MP Yellowhead
in boxes on the floor. Fred started going around then he started to realize, churches are feeding
to other food banks and checking to see what they people too. John started donating food to
Letter to the Editor: were doing, and how we could improve on with different organizations and churches. Slowing
our own Food Bank," said Kearse. "For starters things started to come around and in 1981 they
shelves were brought in to bring all the food called it the Food Bank. That same year the first
items up off the floor, where it should be." Food Bank in Canada was opened."
"Fred also checked into better policies that "I was a little surprised to hear about a study
could be used, as we are under the Alberta Food that was done in 2016 and 2017 in Alberta by a
Bank Association. He found out that they have a University. They found that 50% + are now living
program called Food Sharing and now when we below what they call middle class. Just making it
are low on food we can get a hold of them. If they month to month, and things are getting worse. As
have extra pallets of food, they will share with more technology happens, people are saying
us," said Kearse. "We have contacted them on 'there goes my job; that machine just took my
three different occasions now and they were able job'."
to send us food to help." Kearse added, "The Food Bank is there to help
"For years this opportunity has been there, but people and most Food Banks allow enough food
no one had checked into it until Fred took it upon for three to five days. People here in Edson and
himself. Having a person who is not afraid to Yellowhead County have been so generous that
check things out makes a big difference for any we are able to help provide enough food to last
volunteer organization. We are very fortunate to seven to 10 days."
have Fred in our volunteer organization," said "We are very lucky in this community for all
Vice President of the Edson Food Bank Gary Gary. the help and support we receive; not every town
Kearse spoke to Rotarians on February 20 during Kearse then offered a brief background on how has as much support as this community," said
their weekly meeting. photo Deanna Mitchener Food Banks got started. "Back in the 30's during Gary.

Apologies on my behalf to the Edson Cycling Association for a
misqoute of projected full cost build of the new Bike Park that is
going in out at Willmore. In the last issue my article incorrectly said
$350,000 when actually it is a $624,000 projected cost for the full
build. Please accept my apologies and I take full blame, not the
Weekly Anchor. Deanna Mitchener
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