Food Donation Back on YEG Candy Cane Lane

After a hiatus last year, the big green bins for food donations are back on YEG candy Cane Lane. People visiting the Lane between December 11 and January 1 are invited to bring non-perishable food donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank and leave them in the bins along the street.

Over the past 28 years visitors and homeowners on the Lane have raised over 500,000 kilograms of food for those in need. Last year, visitors and supporters instead raised $19,732 online. Monetary donations will once again be accepted online this year through the Edmonton’s Food Bank website at edmontonsfoodbank.com/donate.

 

Candy Cane Lane runs along 148 Street between 100 Avenue and 92 Avenue.  Visitors can enjoy the Lane each night between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm until Saturday, January 1. For more information, visit: yegcandycanelane.com.

 

About Edmonton’s Food Bank:

Edmonton’s Food Bank provides food to over 21,000 people through our hamper programs and almost 350,000 community snacks and meals each month through 300 partner agencies, schools, shelters and food depots. Edmonton’s Food Bank receives no core funding for operations from any level of government and relies on the generosity of the community and food industry partners to assist those in need in Edmonton.

 

The Edmonton Food Bank's Tamisan Bencz-Knight joined Candice Ryan to talk about how important the food bank is to Edmontonians

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