Capital Power was proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Huron Carole, Edmonton’s Food Bank gala-style fundraising event. The revered Tom Jackson performed seasonal favorites and shares personal and inspirational stories of his struggles living with and overcoming poverty. The 2016 Huron Carole raised over $80,000 for Edmonton’s Food Bank.
“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, 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 Season Sponsor of the Citadel Theatre, Capital Power contributed $20,000 to this initiative. Together with Citadel guests, over $100,000 was contributed to Edmonton’s Food Bank.
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 20,000 people through the hamper programs. This is in addition to the food we provide for the nearly 500,000 meals and snacks supplied through the 230 agencies, churches, or food depots with which we are 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.