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Charities benefit from Thrifty Foods' fundraiser

January 17, 2013 · 4:34 PM
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The Salvation Army's Comox Valley Ministries are one of many charities to benefit from Thrifty Foods' six-week Food For Families fundraiser.

“Through Food For Families, our staff and customers in all 29 stores raised a record $274,817,” says Jim Dores, Thrifty Foods general manager. “The program has provided for those in need in our community and we commend those who donated, for their selfless act in providing the gift of fresh food for families during the holiday season.”

From Nov. 14 to Jan. 2, customers and staff purchased vouchers and bagged groceries in all 29 Thrifty Foods stores.

In addition to supporting the Salvation Army in the Comox Valley, the program helps Loaves and Fishes in Nanaimo, the Salvation Army of Parksville and Mount Arrowsmith, and the Campbell River and District Food Bank Society.

Thrifty Foods (www.thriftyfoods.com) was founded in 1977 in Victoria. Today, Thrifty Foods has 29 retail grocery stores across the Lower Mainland, throughout Vancouver Island and Saltspring Island.

— Thrifty Foods