Alberta dentists raise money to donate toothbrushes to food banks

Photo by Steve Buissine

The Alberta Dental Foundation and Alberta Dental Association & College have partnered together to raise funds to provide Colgate oral health kits to Food Banks Alberta.

Nearly 13 per cent of Albertans facing food insecurity and utilizing services such as food banks in Alberta, and with hygiene products being some of the most sought-after items.

For every dollar donated in the month of April, the Alberta Dental Foundation will match it up to $20,000. Colgate oral hygiene kits include a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. They hope to donate more than 20,000 kits to Food Banks Alberta.

They have raised $3,310 towards its $20,000 goal.