Save-On-Foods and Western Family hope to raise $300,000 for food banks
June 15, 2020, Langley, B.C. – With a surge in demand on local food banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Save-On-Foods and Western Family are donating 50 per cent of all net proceeds on Western Family products sold between June 11 and 17, 2020 to food banks across Western Canada.
In its third annual Share It Forward campaign, Save-On-Foods is aiming to donate $300,000 to its food bank partners in every community served from Vancouver Island, B.C., to Winnipeg, Man., to Whitehorse, Yukon, and everywhere in between.
The event will see half of all net proceeds of every Western Family product sold at Save-OnFoods, PriceSmart Foods and Urban Fare stores across Western Canada donated directly to local food banks. All donations will stay in the communities they were raised.
“With more Western Canadians relying on food banks during this crisis, it’s absolutely critical that we do our part to come together to support our neighbours,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “The work our food bank partners do for their communities is so important, especially now. I am so proud of the results of our last two Share It Forward events and I can’t wait to see what we can do this year.”
Save-On-Foods is Western Canada’s largest grocery retailer and has been a passionate supporter of children and families in Western Canada. Annual donations of food and consumer goods worth more than $3 million are distributed to local food banks, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash raised through community and store fundraisers.
Western Family, meanwhile, has a line of more than 2,800 products and partners with producers and manufacturers who value high-quality, traditional and authentic preparations, and healthy, tasty, sustainable and local ingredients when possible.