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Feed the Hungry and So Much More

First Name Cheryl-Ann
Last Name McMurray
E-mail avonmcmurray@gmail.com
Club Name Kin Club of Fort Edmonton
District # 4
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Large community or metropolis (100,000+)
Community Type Urban
Project Name Feed the Hungry and So Much More
Type of Project (check all that apply) Other
If other, please describe Service
Was this project a fundraiser? No
Description of project Feed the Hungry and So Much More.
As a club we make bagged lunches for the disenfranchised that live in Edmonton and take items to the various shelters in Edmonton. We also have collected warm jackets, mitts,scarfs for all sizes from children to adults. Personal hygiene items such as deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, ladies hygiene items as well as diapers and baby wipes.
Service Hours 21-50
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? No
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
How was this project promoted in your community? One of our members when she was chairperson of the project connected with a radio broadcaster and did a presentation during his air time.
Visits to the various shelters to see what is needed and how we could assist.
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? Do this type of project during the weeks when there is no incoming cheques such as social assistance.
Not having enough lunches for the demand.
What was the approximate budget for this project? Less than $1,000
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project?
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? Not Applicable
What were the expenses for this project? All the grocery items to provide a healthy meal.
Bread, ham, cheese, fruit, water, drink box that is all juice, granola bar and fruit snacks.
We also have printed a listing of all the agencies in Edmonton that can assist and also all the various shelters.
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? It is a good project to bring potential new members as well as family.

We have received many comments that people really were not aware of the need in the community.