Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Date: Friday October 9th, 2015
Time: 10 am
Location: 104th Street Pocket Park at 10128-104 Street, Edmonton
Just north of Jasper Avenue on 104 Street Downtown (beside Icon 1)

The 104 Street Steering Committee will present Edmonton’s Food Bank with a cheque for $15,000 raised during the 104 Street al Fresco Block Party held in late August. The merchants, businesses, and residents of 104 Street also collected over 900 kg of food for the Food Bank during al Fresco.

“Despite a two year hiatus and a short window to plan the event, Al Fresco 2015 was an extraordinary success in supporting our charity of choice, Edmonton’s Food Bank,” said Myron Nebozuk, the al Fresco chair.

The cheque was presented to the Food Bank in a small ceremony on the 104 Street pocket park on Friday, October 9. Food collection boxes were placed in the condos on 104 Street, various in the downtown branches of ATB Financial, and in Shoppers Drug Market City Centre East. Carson Integrated conducted a corporate team builder and collected 120kg of food. Together, the community collected over 900 kilograms of food, a figure which wildly exceeded all expectations.

Doug Hunter, Resource Development & Community Relations for Edmonton’s Food Bank wrote “We are humbled by your generosity. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”

“An event like Al Fresco can only take place when a dedicated individuals, groups and business come together to make it happen,” said Ed Fong, co-chair of the 104 Street Steering Committee. Al fresco consisted of a street closure of 104 Street, extended patios, a special “watering hole”, food trucks, DJs and an on-line auction.

Al Fresco received corporate support from ATB Financial, Downtown Business Association, ZAG Creative, Bluehaus Creative and Budget Printing. Vendors who made financial contributions for hosting the event included Blue Plate Diner, Kelly’s Pub, Tzin Wine & Tapas, Credo Coffee, Cavern, Pampa Brazilian Steak House Food Truck and participating Farmers’ Market members. The City of Edmonton provided logistical and special event support as well.

 

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The 104 Street Promenade runs the length of 104 Street downtown from 100 Avenue to 104 Avenue. It contains some of the oldest and the newest buildings in Edmonton and is an “urban village in the heart of Edmonton” where merchants, business owners, and condo residents welcome visitors and friends.

For more information contact: 

Jon Hall, Co-chair, 104 Street Steering Committee
Jon@q32.ca, 780-695-0383

Ed Fong, Co-chair, 104 Street Steering Committee
ed@devinewines.ca, 780- 421-9463


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