Pulse project aids food bank

Viterra, Canmar Food Products and Conexus Credit Union are among those collaborating on the Viterra Farmers Feeding Families initiative launched May 5. | Facebook/Regina & District Food Bank photo

Several Regina-based businesses have come together to provide more nutritious choices to food insecure families.

Viterra, Canmar Food Products and Conexus Credit Union are collaborating on the Viterra Farmers Feeding Families initiative.

Viterra will spend $225,000 to buy pulses from Saskatchewan farmers. Canmar will then package the pulses into more than 200,000 bags each year for the Regina Food Bank.

Conexus has supported a newly refurbished and staffed kitchen at the food bank.

A contribution of $200,000 from the federal government’s Local Food Infrastructure Fund will purchase a fleet of delivery vehicles at below-market cost from Bennett Dunlop Ford to help distribute food bank products to clients.

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