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Making a Dent… In Hunger

Craftsman raises $31,658 in 2012 Food Drive

Vancouver – It was another successful year for Craftsman’s annual Making a Dent food drive. Held on Saturday, September 15th from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Craftsman, Save-On Foods and Price Smart Foods teamed up with The Salvation Army to raise $31,658 in cash and food items.

Craftsman  matched every item donated, so that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup made it onto a shelf at a local Salvation Army Family Services unit.

The Salvation Army says demand in every British Columbia community this year has risen this year as more families have come to rely on its services to put food on the table. On top of that, many food banks throughout the province have had trouble stocking their shelves in these difficult economic times.

Upon entering participating locations, customers received shopping lists of ideal non-perishable food items to shop for and donate. The 2012 Making a Dent total was $6,658 higher than Craftsman’s 2011 total, and exceeded our goal of $30,000.

Shopping list of suggested items of need include:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Pasta
  • Cake Mix (dry)
  • Canned meat (ham,tuna,salmon)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Pasta/Tomato Sauce
  • Soup
  • Rice
  • Diapers
  • Cookies
  • Beans

Participating Overwaitea Locations:

Save-On Foods            6901 Island Highway, Nanaimo

Save-On Foods            3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo

Save-On Foods            31 – 6014 Vedder Road, Chilliwack

Save-On Foods            3033 152nd Street, Surrey

Save-On Foods            3000 – 11666 Steveston Highway, Richmond

Save-On Foods            600 – 333 Brooksbanks Avenue, North Vancouver

Save-On Foods            1 – 2475 Dobbin Road, Westbank

Save-On Foods            101 – 1876 Cooper Road, Kelowna

PriceSmart Foods         20151 Fraser Highway, Langley

PriceSmart Foods         10312 King George Blvd, Surrey

PriceSmart Foods         3433 North Road, Burnaby

PriceSmart Foods         7501 Market Crossing Burnaby

Please show your support for The Salvation Army and drop by a participating
Overwaitea location this Saturday. Thank you.