Make a Dent food drive benefits Salvation Army

Event hosted in Abbotsford by Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods

Abbotsford's Craftsman Collision holds a food drive on Saturday at the the Save-On-Food in Parallel Marketplace.

Abbotsford's Craftsman Collision holds a food drive on Saturday at the the Save-On-Food in Parallel Marketplace.

Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods are teaming up with the Salvation Army on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. to host the Make a Dent Food Drive across the province, including in Abbotsford.

Craftsman 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 the shelf at the local Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army has seen an increase in demand in every B.C. 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 more than $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.

The food drive takes place in Abbotsford at the Save-On-Foods location in Parallel Marketplace, 1888 North Parallel Rd.