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Case Studies

Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge

| Feb 12 / 15

Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge

Equipment used: 33 ton crane
Operator: Ron Slawosky
Rigger: Brennan
Project: To pick up, deliver and place a large rock at the Lethbridge Food bank in Alberta

In September 2014, Stampede Crane & Rigging, took on a project that required the crew to go to a local farm on the southeast side of Lethbridge, Alberta, pick-up and transfer a large rock to the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge. The rock was placed onsite to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Interfaith Food Bank Society.

Moving a rocks require specialty rigging to ensure a safe lift. Stampede dispatched their 33 ton crane to go to the local farm on the southeast side of Lethbridge to hoist, transport and place the rock. They set up, hoisted, and placed the rock off of the deck of the crane, belted the rock down, and safely transported it to the property of the Lethbridge Food Bank.

The crane operator and project manager, Ron Slawosky, believed that this project was a good way to help out the local food bank, who has been serving their community in Alberta for over 25 years.

Once the crew got the rock on site, the crane was set up was just outside of the food bank’s yard fence. They then carefully rigged the rock, hoisted it over the fence and placed it in the desired location of the food bank.

“Any time you are hoisting an awkward object like a rock, it is important to plan your rigging and look at all angles of safety to make sure things go smoothly.” Ron Slawosky – Crane operator and project manager for Stampede Crane.

The Lethbridge Food Bank was incredibly appreciative of the service that Stampede Crane delivered to help them move and place the rock on their property.

“We knew we wanted to do something big, and permanent to commemorate our 25th Anniversary, and a giant stone for our garden seemed to be the right fit.  Getting it into the garden, however, was a challenge that I know we could’ve never overcome without the help of Stampede Crane.  It is thanks to their generosity that generations to come will be able to celebrate our many years of serving our community.”  Danielle McIntyre, Executive Director – Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge

About the Interfaith Food Bank:


Interfaith Food Bank is committed to recognizing the human dignity of those in need and providing food and access to services and resources generated from within our community.

We cater to those in a variety of situations, ranging from single-parenthood, to seniors on fixed incomes, to the under or unemployed, or to those with other social or economic barriers.  We have been providing emergency food services to citizens of Lethbridge and area since 1989.  Since then, we have grown exponentially as the community recognizes, assesses and attempts to satisfy the needs of those in crisis.

Our Services:

We act as a bridge between a community of donors and those who are in need through:

  • Distribution of monthly food hampers, daily food supplements, and clothing vouchers
  • Referrals to other community and/or government agencies to connect individuals and families with resources available within our community
  • Offering The Interfaith Chinook Country Kitchen – through a partnership with Family Centre, we facilitate cooking classes that teach healthy eating on limited budgets.
  • Offering Interfaith Learning Garden as a source for fresh, healthy food for our cooking classes, and providing a learning opportunity for community members.

If you are interested in donating today, you can donate here.

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