Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Is food bank reform needed?

I am thankful that the food bank is there to help those in need and grateful for those who donate to it. However, I believe that as it is run now, it is doing a very limited job of helping. I know a single mom who has two boxes of random canned goods of low… […]

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Weight down – but spirits still up for annual Food Bank food drive

by Morinville News Staff

Bad weather and a decline in school participation contributed to a less than record year for the annual Fill-a-Bus event Thursday and Friday. After a day-one total of 1874 pounds was collected for the Morinville Food Bank Society Thursday afternoon, a foot of snow and plummeting temperatures kept many people at home instead of helping the cause on Friday. Friday’s stops at No Frills and Sobeys Morinville generated another 1672 pounds, bringing the two-day total to 3546 pounds, an amount less than half of 2013’s total of 7,255 pounds of food and household items… […]

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Community groups seek council funding

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Three community groups are asking Council for ongoing financial assistance totalling more than $27,000 annually for the next two years. The regular meeting of Council on Jan. 28 included presentations from the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, the Morinville Food Bank and the Morinville Minstrels. While council did not vote on the grants, they will be considering the funding proposals as budget discussions approach…. […]

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Morinville comes through for Fill-A-Bus once again

Lucie Roy Photos

Morinville – A much heavier Morinville Community Bus groaned over the weigh scales Thursday and Friday night after two consecutive days of collecting food throughout the community. Organizers of this year’s annual Fill-A-Bus were hoping to outdo the 7,469 pounds of food and $810 in cash donations collected last year for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Those expectations and goals were not disappointed as Morinvillians of all ages rose to the occasion to support the cause. This year’s initiative collected 7,032 pounds of food… […]

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Morinville Fill-A-Bus filled first day – ready to go again

Lucie Roy Photos

Morinville – A much heavier Morinville Community Bus groaned over the weigh scales Thursday after collecting food throughout the community. Organizers of this year’s annual Fill-A-Bus are hoping to outdo the 7,469 pounds of food and $810 in cash donations collected last year for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Those expectations and goals seem likely after day one collected more than half of last year’s total… […]

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Weekend drive aids food bank

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Food Bank Society has a few more groceries on their shelves thanks to the efforts of a local businessman in drumming up support from other local businesses and his customer… […]

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What’s on this weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Food drive at Big Al’s

A local businessman is shifting gears this weekend, literally and figuratively, in the hopes of filling his gravel hauler with non-perishables for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Al Pangborn of Big Al’s Custom Hauling and Landscaping Supplies is holding his 2nd Annual Food Bank Drive July 14… […]