Syncrude kicked off the Wood Buffalo Food Bank’s annual drive with a $65,000 donation and a challenge to the community.
“This weekend, many volunteers, including our employees, are giving their time to support the Food Bank. I want to thank them for their community spirit and encourage everybody to get involved in this worthwhile cause,” said Syncrude President and CEO Scott Sullivan.
Community volunteers, including more than 80 Syncrude employees will collect food and cash donations during the annual drive, which started today and runs through Sunday, December 1 at the city’s supermarkets and Wal-Mart.
Syncrude has supported the annual drive since 2005 and has contributed a total of $490,000 during the past eight years, including this year’s donation.
“We want to thank Syncrude for the continued support of our organization in the form of multi-year funding, which provides us with financial stability,” said Arianna Johnson, executive director of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.
We also appreciate the willingness of Syncrude employees to volunteer at our most important event of the year. This drive allows us to feed families right through May or June, depending on demand.
H. Wilson Industries pick-up trucks will be stationed outside all local grocery stores and Wal-Mart on Friday from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The goal is to fill the trucks with food and monetary donations for the local food bank. Country 93.3 and Rock 97.9 will broadcast live from various locations throughout the drive. This year’s goal is to raise enough food to feed more than 1,500 families.
The Syncrude Project is a Joint Venture undertaking among Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Imperial Oil Resources, Mocal Energy Limited, Murphy Oil Company Ltd., Nexen Oil Sands Partnership, Sinopec Oil Sands Partnership and Suncor Energy Ventures Partnership.