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CAPRA takes a bite out of hunger Wednesday (Oct 18th)

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“Chew On This!” calls for all Canadians to think about hunger in their communities. 

Red Deer, AB, October 16th, 2017 — October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Currently, over 900,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month. One in eight families struggle daily to put food on the table.

Red Deer statistics continue to rise as over 38,000 people were fed from the food back in 2016. In September of 2017, 822 hampers were distributed. This means the Red Deer Food Bank Society has helped feed 1,937 men, women and children last month alone. 

In Red Deer, CAPRA will be recognizing International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 18th. As part of the national anti-poverty Dignity for All campaign, CAPRA will bring their Chew on This! Campaign throughout the city. Members will distribute lunch bags with fresh apples to community members and co-workers, to bring awareness to hunger issues in Central Alberta. 

“Food is one of the first variables to be reduced from a household budget. When times are tough many give up a good source of food to pay rent or other basic necessities,” says Harrison Blizzard, CAPRA Food Security Action Committee Member. “Most of us don’t realize how many individuals, children, and families, are going hungry here in Central Alberta.”

Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance, or CAPRA, is a group of people and organizations who work collaboratively to find local solutions and make a real difference on poverty.

CAPRA strives to Know. Inspire. Act.

For more information please contact: 

Leslee Burton, CAPRA Community Mobilizer

Email: lburton@eclipseprojectworks.ca      Phone: 403-350-1004

Visit: www.capovertyreduction.ca for more information

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Adopt-A-Family program is your chance to provide some holiday magic this Christmas

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From the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Red Deer is once again running our annual Adopt-A-Family Program which provides Christmas assistance to seniors and families.

Registration for the program began on November 12th and we’re expecting another busy year. The Adopt-A-Family program anonymously matches sponsors with registered families or seniors in need, providing toys for children 0-18, a gift for seniors 60+, and a Christmas dinner food hamper or gift card.

If you are in need of assistance this Christmas or would like to become a sponsor, please call The Salvation Army at 403-346-2251.

This program is available for residents of Red Deer, Springbrook, and Penhold.

The deadline to register for assistance is December 12th, but sponsors can register until the need is filled.

For more information, please contact:
Major Larry Bridger
Telephone: 403-346-2251
Email: Larry_Bridger@can.salvationarmy.org
SalvationArmyRedDeer.com

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Free Fireside Chat with Sheldon Kennedy this Wednesday at RDC

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FROM RDC Communications

RDC welcomes Sheldon Kennedy

On November 20, Red Deer College welcomes Sheldon Kennedy, co-founder of Respect Group Inc., as he shares his vision on creating a global culture of respect.

Wednesday, November 20

3 to 4 p.m.

Red Deer College Arts Centre Mainstage

In this fireside-chat style presentation, Kennedy will share his vision to eliminate bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. His over-arching goal to inspire a culture of respect is foundational to the work of the Respect Group, and his message is applicable to all work places, schools and sports organizations.

This free event is open to members of the public, as well as RDC students, faculty and staff.

Sheldon Kennedy first became known to Canadians when he earned gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 1988. He won the Memorial Cup in 1989 and he played for three NHL teams, but perhaps his biggest impact has been off the ice.

Sheldon has dedicated his life after hockey to education and the prevention of child abuse. He has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to work collaboratively to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled. He has influenced changes in Canadian law.

For more information on the Respect Group, visit respectgroupinc.com.

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