One of the Airdrie Food Bank's largest fundraisers of 2024 is taking place in March. The Shamrock Shimmy is returning on March 23 at the Town and Country Centre.
"It helps support our programs for the rest of the year and helps provide for those in need of help," according to Christine Taylor, the food bank's Marketing Communications Manager this year's event will have live music, silent and live auction.
Last year, the sold-out event fundraiser generated around $39,000 for the food bank which is the largest amount fundraiser.
"We'll be looking to make it an even better year and more memorable. It's a great opportunity for businesses to get together and just have a good time."
Tickets go on sale in late February, if you are interested in learning more, sponsoring or donating items for the auction, click HERE.
While we are only a few weeks into 2024, Taylor explained the service levels and people asking for help are at the same level as 2023.
"We're still feeding upwards to 600 families a week with our programs."
Our Airdrie Food Bank is also feeding around 50 to 60 new families each month.
"A lot of these families are two-income families that just cannot make ends meet."
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