The Rosetown and District Food Bank was formed in July of 2003. It is located at 116 E 2nd Avenue and is housed with the Rosetown and District Thrift Store.
All food given out is donated or purchased through the community.
Collection bins are located in both grocery stores as well as at the United Church.
The Food Bank is operated by adult and student volunteers and has a volunteer board who make decisions on behalf of the Food Bank.
Food is packed one time per month on the 2nd last Wednesday of every month but if an emergency exists they pack hampers anytime people need them.
Rosetown and District Food Bank is affiliated with provincial and national food banks adhering to their policies, practices and guidelines. The application process for the Food Bank is the same basic process that is used in all food banks across Canada.
People are referred by a clergy person, Doctor, social worker or teacher to the Food Bank and sign an application on their behalf. Other information is collected such as health numbers, number of adults, children and any special needs they have. This information is then sent to Regina monthly where statistics are submitted to the national office.
The Rosetown and District Food Bank has wonderful support from the community of Rosetown and the smaller surrounding areas. With the help of the local businesses, volunteers and the community they have a very successful, worthwhile service.
For more information about the Food Bank call them at 306-882-6634.