WHITEHORSE – The City of Whitehorse presented a cheque in the amount of $12,000 this week to the Whitehorse Food Bank, Kaushee’s Place, and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, setting a new record for its annual Food for Fines campaign.
This includes $2,760 in food donations.
“This year, the Food for Fines program set a new record,” said Mayor Laura Cabott. “This year’s donations will go a long way in supporting the Food Bank, Kaushee’s Place, and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre during the holiday season. Thank you to the staff and volunteers who support these organizations and to our Bylaw Services officers whose hard work makes this program such a success.“
The Food for Fines campaign gives the option of donating cash or food of equal value to a parking ticket. Parking meter ticket fines received between November 26 and December 10 were eligible, and donations were accepted until December 14.
Since 2005, the City has raised over $92,000 in cash and food donations for this important cause.