The Weyburn Salvation Army Food Bank is looking to fill up their shelves heading into summer.

Community Ministries Coordinator Jennifer Lorinczy said the increased need is seasonal.

"Coming into summer we find that our need increases a little bit but our donations decrease a little bit. People go away, people travel, and you're not really thinking about donating. So we want to get our shelves full stocked so we are able to help everybody out through the summer," said Lorinczy.

The food bank is currently serving about 15 families a week and that number even averaged 20 in March. Lorinczy said that is up from a couple of years ago when the average number of families they helped each week was five.

"We're getting low on everything, especially things like rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, side kicks. Things like that are extremely low," she said. Lorinzcy also said donations of things like canned pasta and chunky soup, which are easy for children to heat and eat while their parents are working, are a big help.

The Salvation Army also always excepts monetary donations to help support the food bank. Gift cards to the local grocery stores can help as well.

Updated: Weyburn Woman in BC Hospital After Landslide

A Weyburn woman and her boyfriend are in the hospital, after surviving a mudslide in B.C. on the long weekend. Sheri Niemegeers and her boyfriend Gabe Rosescu, who is from Regina, were driving to…

Health Authority says Doctor's Leave won't cause Shortage in Weyburn

There's been some worry that there may not be enough doctors to go around after news spread that a long-time family physician would be taking a leave of absence. Dr. Katie Fong will leave her family…

Group Stops to Pray for Weyburn and Bring Message of Hope

A group prayer and sing along was held at the steps of Weyburn City Hall on Victoria Day. A group called the Filipino Canadian Ambassadors for Christ of Saskatchewan (FILCACS) led the prayer with…

Step Back in Time at Heritage Village

Those looking for some history and fun this Victoria Day are in luck. Weyburn's Heritage Village opens for the season today. The village south of Signal Hill Arts Centre on South Hill features a…

Cautioning Drivers during May Long Weekend

With the increased amount of vehicles travelling the highways on May long weekend every year, its no wonder there is an increase in collisions, as well as drivers being arrested for drinking and…

Discover Weyburn Photos of the Week

Here's a look at some of the photographs Discover Weyburn staff captured throughout the week: Big equipment move (photo by Jennifer LaCharite). High School Rodeo at Weyburn Rodeo Grounds (photo by…

Museum to Host Spring Tea and Scavenger Hunt

The Soo Line Historical Museum is hosting a Spring Into Tea event on Victoria Day, May 21. To celebrate opening day at the museum, the free event is open to the public and will include door prizes…

Spray Parks Open for May Long Weekend with Restrictions

Weyburn's spray parks are officially open for the long weekend, but due to the dry weather, it comes with some restrictions. "Due to the water bylaw the parks will have restricted hours," explained…

Long Weekend Travelers Expect Delays on Hwy 13

Motorists travelling west of Weyburn along Highway 13 this May long weekend are advised to expect some minor delays due to construction. "We've got about 30 kilometres of surfacing west of Weyburn on…

UPDATE: Vehicle Fire on Highway 13

Emergency crews closed off a section of Highway 13 west of Weyburn Friday evening after a vehicle fire. The Weyburn Fire Department confirmed through their Facebook page that they responded to rural…

DiscoverWeyburn.com is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login