Hunger in Moose Jaw celebrated 30 years in the community last Friday with a come-and-go spring tea.

Executive Director Sharla Sept has been with the organization for six of those years.

"The work we do and what the work our staff does is amazing," she said. "These are a group of very dedicated ladies that take care of the kids in our community and they come to work and they're happy to do it. It just means a lot that we give something back into our community."

Sept says they've gone from a small lunch program and moved into six different programs. Hunger in Moose Jaw started off serving 60 lunches a week and now serves 400 a day.

Sharla SeptHunger in Moose Jaw Executive Director Sharla Sept

"Just a group of people here in Moose Jaw, concerned citizens, that were just worried about kids and food security and they just wanted to do something, so they just started by doing a lunch program and then moved into other programs, community kitchens and such," continued Sept.

The organization is putting together a scrapbook to mark the 30-year milestone.

"We are looking for people's stories. There's been a lot of people who have gone through our pre-school, people who have been affected maybe by our sandwich program or our lunch program and we're just looking for stories, and we're looking for fun. People have photos and that's great too. We'd love to put them all together."

Those interested in submitting a photo or story can contact the Hunger in Moose Jaw office at (306) 692-1916 or e-mail

- with files from Calum McAnally/Discover Moose Jaw