Annual Syncrude Food Drive Raises Over $253K, 72,000 Pounds of Food

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank fell short of their goal for the 2019 Syncrude Food Drive.

Over the weekend, volunteers were stationed at various stores across Wood Buffalo collecting donation.

The non-profit was able to raise over $253,000 and collect nearly 72,000 pounds of food.

They were originally hoping to collect around $300,000 and 80,000 pounds of food.

Syncrude did kickoff the event by donating $90,000, the biggest donation by the oil company to the Food Bank since joining as a partner.

In total, they’ve donated over $1 million to the WB Food Bank as part of the Food Drive.

The funds and food raised through the event are expected to account for around 30 per cent of their 2020 annual operating budget and food stocks.

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