Strong community generosity shown in food drive

Effort could not have happened without the assistance of many, including the residents of Sylvan Lake who generously donated.

Dear Editor,

We wish to pass along a great big thank you to the community of Sylvan Lake for their generosity towards the Sylvan Lake Food Bank.

Our son Keagan chose for his 30-hour Chief Scout Award service project to organize a food drive in Sylvan Lake. He enlisted the help of Mormon Helping Hands, where members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints dropped off yellow donation bags the week of April 12 to residents, and the donated bags of food were collected on April 18.

Approximately half of the town received these yellow bags, and over 400 bags were filled with non-perishable items that were then delivered to the Sylvan Lake Food Bank.

This effort could not have happened without the assistance of many, including the residents of Sylvan Lake who generously donated, the 70-plus volunteers of Mormon Helping Hands, the Sylvan Lake Food Bank who offers assistance to many, Troy Rushton of Trilliant Real Estate and Dale Plante of SIM Reality for the use of their moving trucks.

Thank you doesn’t go far enough to express the gratitude and generosity of this community. It is our hope to participate in this event annually.

Trevor, Keri and Keagan Pratt,

Sylvan Lake