Affinity Credit Union Contributes $250,000 to The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre's Plant Possibility Campaign

by Tricia Zinkowski | Oct 31, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2023


Affinity Credit Union has committed $250,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s Plant Possibility Campaign for a new facility that will be located at 425 Avenue P South.

"We are immensely grateful for Affinity Credit Union's generous donation of $250,000 to the Plant Possibility campaign. Their unwavering commitment to our community and their belief that people come before profits is truly inspiring. This remarkable gift will go towards establishing a new, central facility that will greatly enhance our ability to address hunger in our community., We extend our deepest thanks to Affinity Credit Union for their outstanding support and their dedication to making a lasting impact on our community,” said Laurie O’Connor, Executive Director of Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

The new location will optimize Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s operations by bringing all facilities together at one central location, replacing the three separate sites and numerous borrowed off-site storage currently in use. This move will also allow them to continue delivering much-needed services and programs to the community now and in the future.

The Food Banks of Saskatchewan will also use the new location as its administration office and shipping/receiving/distribution site, given its central location in the province.

“We at Affinity are committed to ensuring our community investments have the greatest impact possible, making the Plant Possibility campaign a natural fit for our support. Given the vast services the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre provides to our community and its role within the provincial food bank association, we are proud to partner on this very deserving project,” said Mark Lane, CEO of Affinity Credit Union.

Affinity Credit Union’s previous financial support to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre has allowed the organization to continue to strengthen programs and initiatives, such as the Garden Patch and the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This funding has helped the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre keep pace with significant demand and expand outcome-driven programming.

Join us in supporting the Plant Possibility campaign to create healthy, sustainable livelihoods in the community and ensure this vital service for the future!

For additional information, contact:

Tricia Zinkowski                                                                  Laurie O’Connor

Communications Manager                                                Executive Director                             

306.385.4623                                                                           306.664.6565 ext. 232