The Weyburn Salvation Army Food Bank is teaming up with Golden West Radio to help ensure everyone has enough in their pantry for the Christmas season. Today, AM1190, Magic 103 and Big 106 will be on location at Prairie Sky Co-op food store, collecting donations for the Food Bank as we try to Blow Away Hunger.

From 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., donations can be dropped off. When you drop off your donation, you can also enter for a chance to win a snowblower from Canadian Tire.

blowawayhungerdec5 1Jennifer Lorinczy is the Community Services Coordinator with the Salvation Army. She explained the Christmas season is one of giving, and you never know who will be on the receiving end of the generosity.

“You just take care of your own, right?” Lorinczy told BIG 106’s Dara Currie. “You never know who is accessing the food bank, or our services at the Salvation Army. It could be your neighbour, it could be your friend, it could be someone you know.”

The Christmas season is an integral time of year for the Salvation Army food bank. Quite often the donations made during this time of year dwarf what is received throughout the rest of the year, and it puts them into a position to be able to help families outside of the holidays.

This year, the food bank is looking for many of the staples they rely on for the year.

“Right now, things like peanut butter and rice, maybe some pasta and pasta sauces, things like maybe Hamburger Helper and Sidekicks to maybe tie a meal together,” Lorinczy said when asked what sort of foods they are looking for in particular. Items for school lunches for children are also in high demand throughout the year.

Local Author Releases Second Book

At a book launch event on December 11, Weyburn's own Jim Nedelcov unveiled his second self-published piece of literature. Titled, "Weyburn Memories: Recollections & Reflections of an Old-timer" it's…

Weyburn Synchro Stars Fundraising Levels Up, No Winter Water Show

The Weyburn Synchro Stars received a donation from the Weyburn Young Fellows on December 4th, which the recreational and competitive swimming club will put the funds towards their pool fees. “It…

Radville Without Water

A water main break is causing major disruptions in the town of Radville. The town office confirmed this morning a water main break has resulted in the loss of water for the entire town. This has…

Speed Limits In Yellow Grass

For as long as many in southeast Saskatchewan remember, the speed limit when passing through Yellow Grass on Highway 39 has been 50 km/h. It is, for some, a jarring transition, as the speed limit on…

United Way Canada Speaks on Weyburn Dissolution

Tonight will go a long way in deciding the fate of the Weyburn & District United Way. It's no secret the current board is seeking dissolution and the local United Way branch will cease to exist and…

Local Fundraiser Producing Thousands of Butter Tarts

The sweetest fundraiser of the year is happening this week. The Big Butter Tart Bake for Cystic Fibrosis is in full swing, with more than 10,000 tarts being produced just yesterday alone at McKenna…

How The Old Farmer's Almanac Makes Accurate Weather Forecast Soup

It’s no secret that the Old Farmer’s Almanac is a relatively reliable source of weather prediction, with a track record of having a level of accuracy that could, arguably, top the environmental…

YF Tree Lot Providing Christmas Tradition for 67 Years

It's that time of year once again to deck the halls and residents in Weyburn have been fortunate enough to have easy access to real Christmas trees for over 65 years, thanks to the Young Fellows Tree…

Chinooks Expected To Bring Mild Temperatures

Warm winds from the Pacific are bringing milder temperatures to southeast Saskatchewan, as a chinook makes its way from Alberta into the region. This has the forecast calling for clear skies, little…

Bus Cancellation Policy Changes Announced

The South East Cornerstone Public School Division is making changes to how they handle bus cancellations. A note was sent electronically to parents who have children attending one of the schools in…

DiscoverWeyburn.com is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login