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Nourishing Our Community: The Vital Role of Edmonton's Food Bank

Hey Edmontonians,

In our bustling city, where I help folks find their dream homes, it's essential to remember that not everyone has the comfort of a full plate. Edmonton's Food Bank plays a pivotal role in addressing this issue, ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.

Why It Matters

Community Well-being: A well-fed community is a thriving community. The Food Bank contributes to the overall health and well-being of our neighbors, fostering a stronger, more resilient Edmonton.

Supporting Families: Many families face tough times, and the Food Bank provides a lifeline, ensuring parents can put nutritious meals on the table for their children.

Unity in Diversity: Our community is diverse, and the Food Bank unites us in a common cause — taking care of one another. It's a testament to the heart of Edmonton.

How You Can Help

Donate Non-Perishables: Consider contributing non-perishable food items. Every can and package makes a difference.

Financial Support: Monetary donations go a long way in ensuring the Food Bank can purchase fresh and essential items.

Volunteer Your Time: If you can spare some time, volunteering at the Food Bank is a hands-on way to make a direct impact.

Spread the Word: Raise awareness. Share information about the Food Bank on your social media platforms to encourage others to join the cause.

Remember, small actions collectively create significant change. Let's continue to make Edmonton a place where everyone has a seat at the table.

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Top home renovations to invest in this fall

(NC) Today, many families are focused on improving their homes instead of spending money on vacations and entertainment outside. With autumn as your last major chance to renovate before the winter, here are some of the best projects to tackle now for maximum enjoyment of your space.

Upgrade your kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of your home, and where you’ll be spending lots of time cooking for the holidays and entertaining your small social circle. So, give it a facelift to make sure it’s a bright and welcoming environment. A great DIY project is painting the cabinets in a bold or warm shade and updating the hardware in a metallic neutral. You can also invest in sleek, energy-efficient appliances for a clean, modern aesthetic and get fresh seasonal linens for your tablescape.   

Finish your basement
A finished basement extends your living space and has an excellent return on investment. It’s also the perfect place to turn into a spacious dedicated home office, so you can finally stop working on your dining table or couch and boost your productivity and comfort. But whether you want to turn your basement into that, a rec room or in-law suite, the first step is installing a high-performance subfloor. The best option for this is Dricore subfloor panels, which are designed with air gap technology to help protect against mould and moisture and keep floors dry, comfortable and cozy all year. It’s an easy DIY project, as the panels are easy to install and a room only takes half a day to do.

Elevate your exteriors
Not only does the exterior of your home make the first impression, it can also extend your living space – which is crucial when we’re working, living and playing at home. Make the most of it with areas you can spend time in even when the temperature drops. For example, you can create a sitting area to relax in or host smaller outdoor get-togethers for your social bubble by screening in your porch or installing an awning over your backyard patio. Laying down Dricore panels can work here too, as they will make cold surface feel warmer, softer and cozier for your feet. Complete the space with a heating lamp and you’ll be able to enjoy your exteriors almost all year-round.

 
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