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100th Day challenge nets a cartload of donations
for the Food Bank

April 23rd, 2018

Residents and care partners at Points West Living Wainwright all got on board with a project dreamed up by recreation coordinator, Shauna Lee Carlson. Shauna Lee was looking for a way to mark the 100th day of the year and came up with the idea to collect 100 cans of food for the local Food Bank. 

100 days, 100 cans

“I was getting the activity calendar ready for April, and I thought it would be good to do something to recognize the 100th day of the year, April 10,” says Shauna Lee. So she got a poster made up to challenge the community to gather a matching number of cans.

“We put a couple of kitchen carts near the dining room to collect the cans,” says PWL Wainwright General Manager Carli Lopez. “Residents loved watching the stack grow each day. For the first few days Shauna kept a tally, but soon she could not keep up with counting the mountain of cans.”

A timely donation

By April 10, 214 cans, lots of dry goods and a cash donation had been collected. That day at lunch, the donation was presented to Pastor Elain Hobden, Chair of the Wainwright Food Bank. She expressed great appreciation for the donations, saying that spring can often be a lean time for food banks.

Proud to be part of this community

Shauna Lee has a lot of appreciation too, saying, “I am proud to be part of a community that is so eager to help and share.”

Photo: (from left) Rain Ramirez (HCA), Elaine Hobden ( Wainwright Food Bank), Sara Miller-Johns (HCA); residents Lavina Redmond, Marj Fruson, Rita Pare, Betty Peterson, and Kirstie Miller; Shauna Lee Carlson (Recreation), and Connie Taylor ( Kitchen Aide).

(Photo credit: Zak McLachlan Wainwright Star Edge News)

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