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PotashCorp announced its annual food bank funding drive brought in $2,140,000.

PotashCorp announces holiday food bank total

By Bryn Levy January 16, 2017 - 5:18pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 5:18pm

Saskatchewan people helped raise more than $2 million for food banks over the holidays, with a little help from the world's largest potash company.   PotashCorp announced...

Rock 102 morning hosts Shack and Watson help stuff a city bus with groceries for the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre on Dec. 15, 2016.

Rock 102 Stuff the Bus raises 34,000 pounds of food for Saskatoon food bank

By 650 CKOM December 15, 2016 - 6:23am Updated: December 15, 2016 - 9:49pm

There was one less bus on Saskatoon streets Thursday – but it was being put to good use.

The crew at Rock 102 helped to stuff a city bus full of groceries for the...

The CP Holiday Train arrives at the Mosaic Stadium parking lot at 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 5.

CP Holiday Train rolls into Regina, Moose Jaw

By 980 CJME December 5, 2016 - 6:13am Updated: December 5, 2016 - 6:15am

A train on a national tour to raise money, donations and awareness for local food banks is in Regina and Moose Jaw today.

The 18th edition of the CP Holiday Train will...

The money will be used to prepare holiday hampers for families in need and also help with year-round efforts.

PotashCorp boosting cash donations at Sask. food banks

By 650 CKOM November 28, 2016 - 3:37pm Updated: November 28, 2016 - 3:37pm

For the sixth year, PotashCorp will match cash donations to food banks across Saskatchewan.

Any money raised by Dec. 31 will be matched by the company up to $500,000....

Since 2008, food bank usage in Saskatchewan has gone up a whopping 77 per cent.

Latest hunger count shows food bank use up in Sask.

By Lauren Golosky November 16, 2016 - 8:22am Updated: November 16, 2016 - 8:22am

The latest hunger count is in and it shows more people are turning to food banks across the country.

Three provinces in particular – Saskatchewan, Alberta and Nova...

Supplies at the Regina Food Bank in November 2014.

Sask. food banks receive $1 million donation

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2016 - 12:12pm Updated: January 18, 2016 - 12:53pm

Potash Corporation cut food banks in Saskatchewan a cheque for $1 million on Monday.

For a sixth year in a row the potash company pledged to match, up to $1 million in...

Fresh produce at the grocery store.

Rising food prices puts strain on budgets and food banks

By Adriana Christianson January 13, 2016 - 2:11pm Updated: January 13, 2016 - 2:15pm

The average family in Saskatchewan can expect to pay an extra $345 at the grocery store this year, according to an expert in food prices.

Sylvain Charlebois is a...

The Kindersley Food Bank says demand has doubled in 2015 as oil prices have remained low.

Kindersley Food Bank sees low oil price push demand for hampers

By 650 CKOM December 11, 2015 - 3:32pm Updated: December 11, 2015 - 3:34pm

The oil slump is hitting home in communities like Kindersley, Sask. where the energy industry has long been a big part of the local economy.   Denise Webster with the...

Donations for the food bank packed a bus at the Centre Mall on Thursday for Rock 102's Stuff-the-Bus campaign.

Stuff-the-Bus comes through for Saskatoon food bank

By 650 CKOM December 11, 2015 - 2:28pm Updated: December 11, 2015 - 2:28pm

The totals are in and once again, people have come through big for the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.   People were invited to bring contributions for the food bank...

Supplies at the Regina Food Bank in November 2014.

Concern remains despite slight reduction in food bank use in Saskatchewan

By Courtney Markewich November 17, 2015 - 10:28am Updated: November 17, 2015 - 10:30am

Saskatchewan is seeing a slight reduction in the number of people turning to food banks.

Food Banks Canada released its 2015 Hunger Count Tuesday morning which shows...

The Tackle Hunger Program enjoyed a Riderville bounty.

Tackle Hunger program hopes for successful year

By Ethan Stein September 27, 2015 - 6:02pm Updated: September 27, 2015 - 6:15pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders were winners - and so was the Tackle Hunger Program. The initiative is a collaboration between the CFL, Purolator and local food banks to gather...