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Building Cultural Diversity Through Food

July 8, 2014

“We all understand that youth have many challenges they face when growing up, now add to that a move to a new country where the language and culture is foreign to them, and that would be really tough.  This is why our branch decided to partner with Lethbridge Family Services and sell the cookbooks to help with the immigrant youth programs.  We want these kids to feel like Lethbridge is home to them. “–Russel Jensen, Branch Manager, Scotiabank Main.
Cookbooks will be on sale for July- August and are available for $12.00.  All proceeds from the sales of the cookbooks help fund the programs at Immigrant Services which helps settle over 1,000 immigrants, temporary foreign workers, and refugees every year.
“Lethbridge is a very collaborative community and we are thrilled that Russel and his team from Scotiabank Main have decided to partner with us on our youth program.  The money from this will be used for the Brothers and Sisters English Camp which happens every summer.  This camp provides immigrant youth the opportunity to practice and improve their English skills and learn about Lethbridge and Canada during the summer months.” –Melody Garner, Director of Advancement and Community Relations, Lethbridge Family Services
Lethbridge Family Services is a highly accredited charitable agency that is the largest community social services organization in Lethbridge and has been operating since 1910. LFS helps over 5,500 people improve their quality of life on an annual basis with the support of their four key program areas; Home Services, Immigrant Services, Counselling/Outreach/Education, and Da Capo (People with Developmental Disabilities) and 325+ staff.  The mission of Lethbridge Family Services is to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in Southern Alberta.  More information on programs, services, and how to support Lethbridge Family Services can be found online at or by contacting us at (403) 327-5724. 

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