Extra Helping Food Drive™

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Charitable giving generally isn’t top of mind this time of year, but with an average of 96,000 individuals, 29.5 per cent of whom are children, relying on food banks in British Columbia each month, donations continue to be critical this spring.

From April 19 – May 9, 2013, Real Canadian Superstore®,  nofrills® and Extra Foods® locations in B.C. (and across Canada) are holding their annual spring Extra Helping™ Food Drive.

Extra Helping Food Drive

How can you help? You can help your local food bank by purchasing or bringing nutritious, non-perishable food items to put in the Extra Helping™  donation bins in the stores. You may also make a cash donation at check out. One hundred per cent of the food raised in the community stays with the local community food banks.

When you are shopping at one of these stores, you will see this sticker on some shelves. This indicates a ‘most needed’ item at the local food banks.

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Here is a list of their most needed items:

  • canned fish/meat
  • natural peanut butter
  • whole wheat pasta and rice
  • pasta sauce
  • beans and legumes
  • low sodium meals in a can (hearty soups, stews, chili, etc.)
  • canned fruit and vegetables
  • whole grain/low sugar cereal
  • baby food, formula and supplies (diapers, etc.)

Every donation is helpful, whether it’s one extra jar of pasta sauce you can afford to add to your weekly grocery list, or several of the above items. Every contribution means a meal for someone in your community who needs a helping hand. Thanks for considering donating to this program.

Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie

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