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Making a dent in hunger food drive

Craftsman Collision Aims to Fill Courtesy Cars with Food Donations

Food drive on Saturday, October 1st from 1pm – 5pm, Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this fall, by hosting a day long food drive. Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup will make it onto a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units which work to serve the communities to which they’re a part of.

The Salvation Army has seen an increase in demand in every British Columbia community this year, as more families have come to rely on their services to put food on the table.  On top of that, many food banks throughout the province have had trouble stocking the shelves, with fewer businesses and individuals being able to part with food donations in these difficult economic times.

In 2015 Craftsman Collision’s ‘Make a Dent’ campaign raised over $40,000.

Upon entering participating locations, customers will receive a shopping list of ideal non-perishable food items to shop for and donate. The hope is that when the drive is complete, each location will have donated enough food to fill a Craftsman Collision courtesy car.

Shopping list of suggested items of need include:

  • Meat (ham, tuna, salmon)
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned vegetables and/or fruit
  • Rice
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Cereal
  • Diapers
  • Pasta
  • Toilet Paper
  • Instant noodles
  • Canned baked beans
  • Pasta / Tomato Sauce
  • Beans

Save-On-Foods Participating Locations Address
Lower Mainland
Save-On-Foods Parallel Marketplace #101 – 1888 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Save-On-Foods Marine Way 7501 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Save-On-Foods Pinetree 2991 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Save-On-Foods Langley Downtown 20151 Fraser Highway, Langley
Save-On-Foods West Maple Ridge #300 – 20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Save-On-Foods Lynn Valley #1221 – 1199 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Save-On-Foods Capilano #140 – 879 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Save-On-Foods Ironwood 3000 – 11666 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
Save-On-Foods South Point 3033 152nd Street, Surrey
Vancouver Island
Save-On-Foods Country Club 3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo
Save-On-Foods Duncan 181 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan
Interior B.C.
Save-On-Foods Lakeshore Centre 3175 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
Save-On-Foods Westbank #1-2475 Dobbin Rd., West Kelowna