The NWMO supports Dryden Food Bank

The NWMO presents a cheque to the Dryden Food Bank

The donation will assist the food bank to provide weekly food hampers to hundreds of families in Dryden and the surrounding area.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is pleased to be supporting the Dryden Food Bank in achieving its community mission. Responding to the food bank’s call for community support to restock its shelves, we donated $5,000 to support a food hamper program.

“At the Dryden Food Bank, we have witnessed a 14% increase in usage since March of 2022. The demand for our services has grown to the 30% mark since spring of 2020,” said Al Huckabay, Manager of the Dryden Food Bank. “We are very thankful for the support the NWMO has provided, and it will go a long way to help feed people in and around Dryden.”

The NWMO’s Sponsorships and Donations program works in response to local requests to partner with community organizations to support initiatives that enhance community well-being. The NWMO is committed to leaving a positive legacy in all the communities with which we engage. 

The help for the Dryden Food Bank came from the NWMO’s Sponsorships and Donations – Local and Regional Initiatives program, which was initiated in 2014 to support a wide variety of local and regional initiatives in municipal, First Nation and Métis communities in our siting areas. The donation will assist the food bank to provide weekly food hampers to hundreds of families in Dryden and the surrounding area. 

“We believe in supporting the communities we engage with, and helping the Dryden Food Bank in its essential mission is very important to the NWMO. We are happy that we can help out,” said Vince Ponka, Regional Communications Manager at the NWMO. “We strive to be good neighbours and support the communities where we live and work.”

The Dryden Food Bank supports individuals and families in and around the city and is committed to helping those in the community who are struggling with hunger and making ends meet. 

About the NWMO

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.

Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.