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Half of all food produced in Canada is wasted - meanwhile, food insecurity is increasing as more of our neighbours go hungry. Leftovers Foundation works to address these issues by rescuing good food that's headed for the landfill, and donating it to local service agencies for use in their meal programming. In 2020, Leftovers' community of volunteers and supporters rescued 596,755 pounds of food, which service agency partners turned into 314,000 meals! Rescuing this food also meant over 300,000 pounds of GHG were not emitted from landfills - a huge win for our atmosphere and our community. 


As students in the U of A's Community Service Learning (CSL) program, we see first-hand the challenges charities face in fundraising to achieve their missions - especially with in-person fundraising events indefinitely on hold. The 24-Hour Fast for Leftovers is an online, peer-to-peer fundraiser for Leftovers Foundation, to help grow and sustain their operations in Edmonton and across Western Canada. We are raising money for Leftovers because we believe in their innovative, community-first approach to reducing waste and increasing access, and want to apply our CSL learnings in a real-world context. Please join us by donating, sharing our campaign, and pledging to participate! Together, we can reduce waste, increase access, and build a stronger community for all.


On April 17th we will be hosting a 24H fast to amplify the work that the Leftovers Foundation provides for communities. There will be live music, trivia, yoga, prizes and more! Our goal is to engage you all from home while making the event accessible. From 10am Saturday to 10am Sunday, participants will be fasting in a way that is suitable to them. Fasts can include abstaining from all or some kinds of food or drink, social media, electronics or even studying. Take the time to reflect on experiences where you have faced challenges and overcome them. We will be keeping you occupied through out the day with opportunities to connect with our community. If you are interested in participating in the event, please contact our campaign.We require a minimum contribution of $25 for your participation. 


If you have any questions let our team know. Please continue to share our campaign. Thank you for your contributions and engagement! 


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