Parker Wiebe donates food items to Capt. Mark Dunstan of the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church during the 2016 Make a Dent food drive in Abbotsford. (File photo)

Parker Wiebe donates food items to Capt. Mark Dunstan of the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church during the 2016 Make a Dent food drive in Abbotsford. (File photo)

Make a Dent food drive hosted in Abbotsford

Event on Saturday, Sept. 30 supports Salvation Army

Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods are teaming up with the Salvation Army on Saturday, Sept. 30 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.

Recent reports suggest that one in 10 people in B.C. live in poverty and food insecurity impacts more than half a million British Columbians.

Donations from the food drive help the Salvation Army provide practical assistance and support to individuals and families and enable them to divert much-needed funds to housing, heat and hydro, and other life essentials.

In 2016, Craftsman Collision’s Make a Dent campaign raised more than $30,000.

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 at 2140 Sumas Way.