Within the 2023 Provincial Budget, it was announced that food banks around the province will receive some money.

In the budget, it was announced the province is providing a total of $20 million over two years to food banks and civil society organizations working to provide food security for vulnerable Albertans. Of that $20 million, $5 million is to match private donations each year.

While the Airdrie Food Bank is happy to hear funds could be on the way, they are still uncertain how it will affect them.

"We don't really know how it's going to be shared and how much each food bank will get so it's really just waiting to find that out. But it would be great," explained Christine Taylor, Events  Marketing and Communications Manager for the Airdrie Food Bank.

Just like before the need for help is greater than ever.

"We are buying more food than we ever have, which means they're not getting the food in and or we just need more."

Airdrie's food hampers include fresh produce, meat, and dairy.

The Airdrie Food Banks' largest fundraiser of the year is just a little over a week away, the Shamrock Shimmy is on March 11.

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