Superstore, Extra Foods taking part in food drive
The Real Canadian Superstore and Extra Foods have kicked off their 2012 Extra Helping Spring National Food Drive to help combat hunger in Kamloops.
Nationally, parent company Loblaw’s goal is to raise $1.2 million and 1.2 million pounds of food in 2012.
In B.C. until May 5, grocery shoppers are encouraged to purchase or bring in non-perishable food items or make a cash donation next time they visit Loblaw stores.
“More and more people rely on food banks as they struggle to feed their families but, with the help of programs like the Loblaw 2012 Extra Helping Spring National Food Drive, we will be able to stock our shelves year-round and continue to serve families across B.C. that otherwise would go hungry,” said Don Armstrong, president, of Food Banks British Columbia.
One hundred per cent of food donated, and 85 per cent of the cash donated, will go food banks.
The remaining 15 per cent of donated cash will go to Food Banks British Columbia in support of provincial food-bank programs.
According to Food Banks Canada, the most needed non-perishable items include pasta products, rice, canned meat and fish, dry and canned soups and stews, canned fruit and vegetables, flour, hot/cold cereals, whole grain cereals, peanut butter, aseptic packaged or canned/powdered milk, fruit juices, pasta sauce, beans and legumes, infant formula and baby food.