The food bank scored $4,000.

Members of the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank stood alongside the staff of North Central Co-op for a cheque presentation on Thursday (Sept. 29).

Kassandra Gartner, executive director of the food bank, says that the money will help them during a busy time.

"This is the time of year that demand is quite high," Gartner said. "There's a need to purchase food to make sure all of our hampers have a good quantity and variety, so it's important that funds received go to support our programming." 

The money was earned through donations from Co-op’s Back To School fundraiser, an event that aims towards providing students and families with food and supplies for the school year.