March 30, 2017

This week, I spoke with Michelle Jones, a long-time contributing member of the Community Lunch Box Society. We covered the various challenges, and successes the CLB faces, and her thoughts in general about what this positive initiative means to her.

Michelle stated that some of her duties as a director include helping with volunteering, fundraising activities, attending monthly meetings, having voting rights within the Executive Board and advocating for the program throughout the Whitecourt community.

Jones stated, “As the result of one idea, several others have resulted from it. I love the fact...

March 9, 2017

Running a not-for-profit organization is a tremendous undertaking that takes a team of dedicated individuals to oversee the organization’s continued success.

This week, I sat down with Shannon Konsmo to discuss her role within the Community Lunch Box Society. Her role is a pivotal one. 

For the past two years, she has held the role as the Community Lunch Box treasurer, her invaluable work with the program has been monumental, stating that she previously specialized in working with non-profit organizations. 

The transition, she added, was an easy one. 

“There is a special set of rules for looking a...

March 2, 2017

The partnership with the Community Lunch Box Program and the Whitecourt Social Experience Club is platonic in nature and is a unique one. The Whitecourt Social Experience Club, like the Community Lunch Box, is a non-profit organization. The club’s main mandate is to provide adults with learning barriers a way to engage each other and members in the community in a proactive, inclusive, social way.

Since the Whitecourt Social Experience Club’s inception back in 2011, members of the club have actively partaken in volunteering for the many programs that the Community Lunch Box provides. Selena Kuef...

March 2, 2017

Every year the Community Lunch Box Program hosts a Celebration Night in recognition of our volunteers and the programs continuing success. This year the Dueling Pianos are back Saturday March 4th for another round of rambunctious entertainment, a night that would not be possible without the sponsorships of many community partners.

Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza is one of those ‘Community Champions’. The sponsorship that Eagle River Casino provides to the Community Lunch Box is an impactful one. The dinner sponsorship is the single biggest donation the Lunch Box receives every year. The spons...

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