‘Make a Dent’ food drive helps Salvation Army

Event takes place Saturday, Sept. 19 in Abbotsford

Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart Foods are teaming up with the Salvation Army on Saturday, Sept. 19 to hold a food drive.

The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods in Parallel Marketplace at 1888 North Parallel Rd.

Craftsman Collision pledges 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.

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.

As well, 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.

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 shopping list of suggested items includes: canned fruit, meat (ham, tuna, salmon), macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, canned vegetables, rice, Hamburger Helper, cereal, diapers, pasta, instant noodles, canned baked beans, pasta/tomato sauce and beans.

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