Capital Power has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Edmonton's Food Bank's annual holiday gala-style event featuring the Huron Carole. The gala includes a performance of seasonal favorites and personal and inspirational stories from the legendary Tom Jackson, sharing his struggles living with, and overcoming, poverty. The 2016 and 2017 events raised over $160,000 for Edmonton’s Food Bank and we are looking forward to supporting the gala again in 2018.
“The annual Huron Carole is an important source of funding for the Edmonton Food Bank leading up to the holiday season,” said Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO of Capital Power. “Capital Power and its employees proudly support the food bank and encourages those that can to make a food donation to help people in need in our community.”
In 2016 and 2017, Capital Power partnered with the Citadel Theatre and Edmonton’s Food Bank during the holiday performances of A Christmas Carol. Patrons were invited to make a donation to Edmonton’s Food Bank. As the Citadel's Season Sponsor, Capital Power contributed $20,000 each year to this initiative. Together with Citadel guests, nearly $200,000 was contributed to Edmonton’s Food Bank in 2016 and 2017 through this initiative.
Capital Power employees regularly volunteer at Edmonton’s Food Bank where they help to prepare food hampers and transporting deliveries.
Each month, Edmonton’s Food Bank provides food for more than 22,000 people through the hamper programs. This is in addition to the food provided for the nearly 500,000 meals and snacks supplied through more than 250 agencies, churches, or food depots with which the Food Bank is affiliated. With no core government funding, it is food and fundraisers by community members that help feed people in need. Visit edmontonsfoodbank.com for more information.