Thanks to a recent gift, the Swift Current Salvation Army will be able to hand out 100 meals every Wednesday night for the next 20 weeks.  

Innovation Federal Credit Union just celebrated donating 50,000 meals to organizations across the province since the inception of its Food Security Campaign in 2021. 

Community marketing specialist for IFCU, Shawna Jardine, visits the Salvation Army every time she's in Swift Current and listens to the community's needs -- in awe of how well the charity knows its guests. 

"More and more people are relying on food banks and organizations to help them just have the basics of life, you know, food, shelter, clothing," she said. "We started in just Saskatoon and Regina, and we've expanded to a number of the larger cities and communities that we do business in, in Saskatchewan."

Along with expanding its reach, IFCU also decided to hone in on food security as its main impact. The Food Security Campaign focuses specifically on food banks and meal programs, partnering with organizations and initiatives to determine how Innovation can best support each community. 

The Swift Current Salvation Army Wednesday Night Community Meals is one of the larger non-profits that IFCU partners with, and over the years both the weekly meal program and the food bank have benefitted from the support. 

"This campaign is something that has grown over the years and we hope to continue making an impact in this area," Jardine said. "We think that everybody deserves those basic fundamentals of life and we want to help communities not just survive, but thrive."