Edson Alberta’s Food Bank Was Robbed Saturday Morning

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on March 17, 2020

The Food Bank Society in Edson Alberta was robbed on Saturday morning. Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara had said in a Facebook post that over 500 pounds of ground beef, and other food products were stolen.

In doing so the thieves left behind some mess and damages, although the identity of the perpetrators is still unknown. 

From the timing of the break in there is suspicion that the crime is associated with the panic buying due to coronavirus and that the stolen food product may be used for resale now that many grocery store shelves have been emptied in the past week. 

In order to make up for the massive loss the Edson Food Bank Society suffered Mayor Zahara is encouraging members of the public to make monetary donations to the charitable organization. The food bank has also released a list of physical goods it is current experiencing a shortage of.

The donation page is linked here.

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Police are still investigating and the Edson Food Bank society will be fully back to normal operations after cleanup and repairs are completed. The food bank is set to reopen on its normal hours this Tuesday.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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