Craftsman Collision filling courtesy cars with food

Make a Dent in Chilliwack’s hunger problem with Saturday food drive

Add a few pantry items to your shopping list this weekend, to help fill the food bank’s shelves.

This Saturday, Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this fall, by hosting a day-long food drive. Craftsman Collision 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 a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units which serve individuals and families in need of assistance.

A donation area will be set up from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the downtown Chilliwack Save-On-Foods. They are hoping to collect items like canned fruits, vegetables and meats, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, rice, Hamburger Helper, cereal, diapers, pasta, toilet paper, instant noodles, canned baked beans, pasta and tomato sauce.

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. One in five of B.C. children live in poverty.

Your donation of nutritious food items help The Salvation Army provide practical assistance and support to individuals and families and enables them to divert their funds to housing, heat and hydro, and other life essentials.

You can be a ‘Hero for Hope’ to a family struggling in poverty by partnering with Craftsmen Collision to provide much needed non-persishable items for the Chilliwack Salvation Army food bank and meal centre. In 2016, their ‘Make a Dent’ campaign raised over $30,000.

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