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Helping communities in Alberta affected by the wildfire

Helping communities in Alberta affected by the wildfire
The wildfires occurring in and around Fort McMurray in Northern Alberta are having a devastating effect on the community. We are grateful to know that all the staff at the Wood Buffalo Food Bank are safe and our thoughts go out to all community members who have been deeply affected by this situation. 

Many communities in Alberta are helping the individuals and families that were forced to leave Fort McMurray and subsequent communities that have been evacuated. The provincial association, Alberta Food Banks,  is working to provide critical resources needed and that are being specifically requested by these food banks and their focus is to send the most essential food items to food banks who are assisting centres set up for evacuees.

Wondering how you can help?  In situations like this, the best way to provide assistance to communities in crisis is to make financial donations. If you wish to offer your financial support, visit the following websites: We know that Canadians are extremely generous and caring and willing to offer much needed support to assist those affected by crisis such as the situation occurring in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities at this time. We thank you for your support.

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