The community of Sherwood Park came together on Feb 22, 2020, and accomplished something truly remarkable! With over 230 volunteers, the first Emmanuel Foundation meal packaging event of the year commenced. This was a truly community-wide event with many partners; put on by Emmanuel Foundation and sponsored the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park (with Support from the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan), The Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul. Furthermore, Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosted the event in their Fellowship Hall; a name that accurately describes the hard work and excitement that surrounds the meal packaging event.
60,000 meals were packaged, with volunteers from all across the city helping, from children to the elderly, to local hockey teams. Partnered with Emmanuel Foundation to put on the meal packaging event is Kids Around the World and their amazing OneMeal product (check out our OneMeal Page for more information). The meals will be distributed in our inner-city missions, remote communities in Northern Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan, as well as our Northern Territories all the way over to Nunavik. Furthermore, the Emmanuel Foundation will be able to ship many of the meals overseas in their various Containers of Hope projects! Overall the Emmanuel Foundation and all the recipients of these meals would like Sherwood Park for taking a stand against local and international hunger with their amazing efforts.