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Making a Dent for the Salvation Army

Making a Dent for the Salvation Army

On Saturday, September 19th from 1pm – 5pm, Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart Foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no family goes hungry this fall, by hosting a day long food drive. Craftsman Collision has been hosting the annual food drive since 2009. We are 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 2014 Craftsman Collision’s ‘Make a Dent’ campaign raised over $23,000.”We will be at a few extra locations this year for the food drive, so our goal it to raise over $30,000 this year”, says Stacey Cook, Marketing Manager. “If we hit our target this will bring our grand total to an overwhelming $178,000 for the Salvation Army Family Services.”

“This really wouldn’t be possible it it weren’t for the dedication and team spirit that our employees have. We have a great bunch of staff and we greatly appreciate them and their families giving up a Saturday to volunteer.”, says Stacey.

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

Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart Foods Participating Locations:

Lower Mainland
Save-On-Foods Lynn Valley:  1221 – 1199 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Save-On-Foods Langley Downtown:  20151 Fraser Highway, Langley
Save-On-Foods Scottsdale Mall:  7015 120th Street, Delta
Save-On-Foods Clayton:  18710 Fraser Hwy., Surrey
Save-On-Foods W. Maple Ridge:  300 – 20395 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge
PriceSmart Foods Grandview, 2880 Bentall St., Vancouver
Save-On-Foods Parallel – Marketplace:  101 – 1888 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Save-On-Foods Madison Centre:  4399 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Save-On-Foods Ironwood:  3000 – 11666 Steveston Hwy, Richmond

Vancouver Island
Save-On-Foods Woodgrove:  6901 Island Highway North, Nanaimo
Save-On-Foods Country Club:  3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo
Save-On-Foods Westside Village:  100 – 172 Wilson Street, Victoria

Okanagan
Save-On-Foods Village Green Centre: 4900 27th Street, Vernon

Special thanks to Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart Foods for hosting the event and making this all possible.

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