On Saturday, September 14th throughout the Lower Mainland, Victoria and Nanaimo from 1:00-5:00pm Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart foods teamed up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this Fall, by hosting a day long food drive.
Craftsman Collision pledged 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.
This year, Craftsman Collision was able to raise a record $33,863 in cash and food donations for the Salvation Army food bank, including matching donations from Craftsman. Thank you to all the donors, staff and volunteers that made this event such a success.