Whitehorse Food Bank Feels the Summer Heat

no-soup-july-2015Every summer the Whitehorse Food Bank faces the same challenge; how to meet increased demand at the same time  both food and cash donations dry up. Families with kids at home struggle to make sure there’s enough food to fill hungry bellies and visitors to the city turn to the Food Bank to help them make it through the summer.

New Executive Director Kyla Merkel has instituted some wonderful new initiatives including Family Day at the emergency food provider. All summer, each Wednesday will be reserved for families with children. At that time, only parents & kids will be allowed in the building. While the adults pick up their once monthly food hamper, children will be able to colour, play with toys and have a healthy snack.

With health in mind, the Food Bank has removed ramen and instant soups from their most requested list. Remember, If you make a food donation be sure to bring your grocery receipt when you drop off food; you will be sent a tax receipt at the end of the year… everyone wins!

How can you help?

Donate money!  Sign up for the Food Bank’s Green Apple Club! Visit www.whitehorsefoodbank.ca and register for easy donations monthly. Even $10/month will help ensure reliable cash flow. You can also donate online at Canada Helps or donate your recycling at Raven; just tell the clerk you’d like your refund donated to the Whitehorse Food Bank.

Donate food! Top items include pasta, canned soup, tinned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, dry cereal, rice & peanut butter. Visit the Donate Food page to learn more.

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Don’t Miss Out! YEU Bursary application deadline fast approaching.

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Did you know that the Yukon Employees’ Union offers 9 annual bursaries to members and their dependants attending full time post secondary school? We offer $1000 to nine deserving young people each year. If you are a member of YEU OR you’re a member whose dependent son or daughter is heading off to school, make sure your bursary application is received in our office by 5pm September 30th.

In addition, there are TWO bursaries offered in 2016 through the PSAC Racially Visible Committee. Only PSAC/YEU racially visible members or dependents are eligible for these two bursaries.

Click here for printable Bursary Application.

Please make sure to read the requirements fully and submit everything necessary for your application to be reviewed.  Successful applicants will be advised by the middle of October.

Submit applications to

Yukon Employees’ Union, 201-2285 2nd Avenue

Whitehorse Yukon, Y1A 1C9

Ph: 867-667-2331  FAX: 867-667-6521   Email: contact@yeu.ca

 

 

YEU Education Bursaries

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YEU is proud to offer 8 Education Bursaries annually, each for $1000.  These bursaries are offered to Yukon students planning to pursue full time studies in an accredited post-secondary school. To be eligible, you must either be a member of Yukon Employees’ Union or be the dependant of a YEU member. If you need information or have questions please contact us  by email or call our office at 867-667-2331

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is September 30th, 2014.  All required documents must accompany the application in order to be considered eligible. Submissions can be made by hand, by mail or electronically.

Successful applicants will be advised by mid October; it’s important to provide a permanent address where we can reach you in the fall.

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Submit by hand or mail to:

Yukon Employees’ Union

201-2285 2nd Avenue

Whitehorse Yukon, Y1A 1C9

OR  submit electronically to   contact@yeu.ca