Access Communications donated to Food Banks of Saskatchewan

Access Communications employees successfully completed an internal fundraising campaign that netted proceeds of $11,585 in support of the Food Banks of Saskatchewan’s Crisis Response Fund, which will help provide bulk food purchasing, food hamper delivery and staff to coordinate efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

The fundraising campaign included donations from hundreds of employees, as well as contributions from Access Communications Co-operative and the Access Communications Employees’ Association.

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 Access Communications is one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies.

“Our food banks need help now more than ever and as Access employees, we believe in doing our part,” said Tom Boyko, President of the Access Communications Employees’ Association. “We have been fortunate to avoid layoffs during the pandemic. It’s only right that we show our gratitude and support to the communities we serve, by helping those that haven’t been as fortunate during these difficult times.”

"This crisis has encouraged people to come together and make a difference in our province. We couldn’t be more delighted that Access Communications responded to the needs of the province’s most vulnerable in such a big way,” said Laurie O'Connor, Executive Director, Food Banks of Saskatchewan. 

Food Banks of Saskatchewan is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Some food banks are experiencing up to a 60 per cent increase in the number of users because of the provincial state of emergency.

The COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund is looking to raise $6 million to continue the critical work in the coming months, including increased demand and new ways of distributing food. To learn more or to donate, please visit www.skfoodbanks.ca.