This past weekend some of our crew took some time out of our busy schedules to do a little good – and it was awesome! Our very own Frank Collins joined new friends Kirby Criddle and Connor Powell to spearhead an initiative to build and place “Free Food Boxes” around Saskatoon with the aim to provide localized, community based and community maintained food boxes to help out those in need. The crew named the project Freedom Fooders and the response to the first two boxes was huge – prompting a weekend buildathon to try and complete an additional ten boxes.
After receiving donations of supplies from Saskatoon Co-Op Home Centres, Go2Guys Roofing and Boychuk Homes, and then having them delivered by Ivan’s Landscape Supply and Delivery; Frank and Glen brought out their families — and extended bigger families — to get to work! With around 25 people coming out to lend a hand, contribute skills and bring positive vibes all ten boxes were completed to about 80%, with the remaining work to be done through the coming week. After that, and some serious planning, the boxes will be places in locations around the city to deliver most effectively to those in need.
Lots of love and awesomeness at work! Please visit Freedom Fooders on Facebook to stay up to date on this project!