EDMONTON – On Friday, July 23, over 32,000 oral health kits will be delivered to Albertans in need!
In April, the Alberta Dental Foundation, Alberta Dental Association and College, Food Banks Alberta, and Colgate joined forces for Brush-Up Alberta, a toothbrush drive for our neighbours in need. Throughout the month donations rolled in totaling over $32,400. This allowed for 7,200 Oral Health Kits to be delivered to Food Banks Alberta in April, another 30,880 to be delivered this week, and an additional 17,000 kits will be delivered in August.
Each Colgate Oral Health Kit contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss and will be distributed throughout the province via Food Banks Alberta’s partnered Food Banks.
“Behind every oral health kit delivered to Food Banks Alberta is a generous donor who has demonstrated they care about the oral health of Albertans. The Alberta dental community and many others have rallied together to support this cause which truly shows the collaborative and generous spirit of Albertans.” Dr. Tobias Meiszinger, President, Alberta Dental Foundation
“Most people think ‘food’ when they think of food banks, but if you are struggling to put food on the table, you will also struggle to purchase basic necessities. Brush-Up Alberta has ensured that those in need have had access to oral hygiene necessities that would otherwise not have the means to do so.”
Food Banks Alberta
Photo and interview opportunity with Alison Richards, Network Services Coordinator & Justin Riehl, Warehouse Assistant from Food Banks Alberta, and Jacquie Dymianiw, Administrative Officer, Alberta Dental Foundation will be available on Friday, July 23 at 10:00 AM.
Food Banks Alberta Warehouse
#105, 3903 75 Avenue
Leduc, AB, T9E 0K3