If you’re at Real Canadian Superstore any time before Christmas, toss an extra item or two into your cart for the food bank.
The local grocery store’s annual Holiday Food Drive is currently underway and runs until Dec. 24.
All Superstore locations throughout B.C. will be collecting non-perishable food items as well as cash donations to help community members in need. One hundred per cent of donations collected at each store will stay in the local community.
In Chilliwack, all food and monetary donations will go to Chilliwack Care and Share Salvation Army Food Bank.
Food Banks Canada’s Hunger Count 2019 Report shows that in B.C., 124,713 residents rely on assistance from food banks each month and of that number, 34.5 per cent are children.
In 2019, single-adult households represent close to 50 per cent of food bank users, hitting a record high. That’s up 38 per cent from 2010.
Last year during the Holiday Food Drive residents of British Columbia donated thousands of pounds of non-perishable food to local food banks across the province.