There’s truly no better way to kick off 2022 than by giving back!
And right to the roots of meeting basic needs as we delivered a cheque today to the Student’s Association Food Bank at Red Deer Polytechnic thanks to our Burger of the Month in Red Deer.
Student’s Association President Savannah Snow served as our December Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Red Deer, and she was keen to help students faced with food insecurity.
$2 from every one of Snow’s “Lone Star” burger sold in December has gone directly to the Students’ Association of Red Deer Polytechnic Food Bank.
Snow notes the pandemic has had a heavy impact on students and their finances, pointing to international students who are being hit especially hard “they are paying twice as much as a domestic student and are only allowed to work 20 hours a week off campus”.
In addition to the pandemic, Snow points to significant increases to student fees on top of the standard tuition increase. “All of this amount to students being unable to feed themselves and their families, ultimately putting their education on the back burner”. Snow adds 2021 was one of the busiest for the Food Bank and they struggled to keep up with requests.
Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Savannah helped us hand over $1102 to the Student’s Association Food Bank today.
Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $95,000 to local charities over the past 59 months!