Connecting the Community.

We're over 125 strong - good-hearted volunteers, community members, schools, businesses that work together to make a difference in the community of Whitecourt, Alberta.

We create positive initiatives that benefit our community. Our unique programs & services allow for out-of-the box thinking and partnerships with various organizations that solve local issues from the grassroots up.

We are advocates for youth, vulnerable populations, and our environment.

2004

Lunch Program provided at Central Elementary School.

2005

2004

Lunch Program expanded to Pat Hardy Primary & St. Mary School.

2008

Lunch Program expanded to Pat Hardy Primary & St. Mary School.

2011

  • Community Lunch Box Program available in ALL community schools

  • Joined the Breakfest Program at Hilltop High School

  • Provided an emergency fridge at Hilltop High School and Gateway Academy

  • Started a Breakfast Program at St. Joseph School

  • Made Apples-4-Kids Program available to ALL students at ALL six community schools and to the Boys & Girls Club

2012

Breakfast program expanded to include Hilltop High School and St. Mary School 

2013

  • Food program expanded to include a Cooking Class at Gateway Academy

  • Opened cafeteria at Hilltop High School

2014

  • Food Program started at Little Big Fort

  • Won the Scotiabank Game Changer Award

  • Launched Bottle Drop-off Program 

  • Opened Bottle Sorting Centre

2015

  • Awarded the Community Wellness Award of Merit by Ever Active Schools

  • Purchased property for Volunteer Centre

2016

  • Renovated Volunteer Centre

  • Built bottle recycling garage

  • Winner of Maple Leaf Feed it Forward Award

  • Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award

    • Whitecourt and District Chamber of Commerce​

    • Community Futures

    • Alberta Governement

    • The Town of Whitecourt

    • Woodlands County

2017

  • Support Centre completion

  • Celebrated as Alberta Recycling Community Champion

  • Honour Award from Whitecourt Communities in Bloom

2018

Our History

Our Board

Our mission is to create positive initiatives as an essential part of our community.  We are advocates for youth, vulnerable populations, and our environment.

Our board values include:
 

  • Respect – we are open minded, respectful of other people, non judgmental, accepting and welcoming.
     

  • Accommodating – customized service, tailored employment opportunity.
     

  • Inclusive – foods available to all students, volunteer opportunities, diverse board/volunteer/participants.
     

  • Encouragement/Supportive – helping others to gain independence (life, social, employment skills).
     

  • Advocacy for Youth – food security and nutrition