SYLVAN LAKE, AB, Monday May 22nd 2023 – The Owen Hart Foundation (OHF) happily presents their annual “OHF May Long Weekend’ Food Drive” in support of the Sylvan Lake Food Bank. This initiative was started in 2020 by the OHF to help The Sylvan Lake Food Bank ensure families negatively impacted by COVID-19 would not suffer due to food insecurity. To date the OHF has collected tons of food and additional much needed funds in support of the Sylvan Lake Food Bank, with the amazing and continued assistance of the Marina Bay community as well as other very caring Sylvan Lake citizens.
This year the Owen Hart Foundation aims to collect even more food/funds for Sylvan Lake’s Food Bank BUT needs the entire community’s help to accomplish this goal!
Dr. Martha Hart stated, “I started this food drive when COVID-19 hit in 2020 with lockdowns and isolation devastating so many lives leading to joblessness and inevitable food insecurity. I had a vision that if all my Sylvan Lake neighbors and OHF committee members could leave a bag of food on their doorsteps and they could encourage their neighbors and friends to do the same, then perhaps I could collect it all and fill the shelves at the Sylvan Lake Food Bank for those families most in need. What I didn’t expect was that so many generous OHF supports and Sylvan Lake residents would support this initiative! It is amazing to see how one small act of kindness has sparked the annual OHF ‘May Long Weekend’ Food Drive, an event of giving back to the community that the Owen Hart Foundation is extremely proud to spearhead.’