Food bank food baskets now at Overwaitea

Overwaitea would like the town to support the Golden Food Bank this holiday season, so they're making it as easy as possible.

Overwaitea would like the town to support the Golden Food Bank this holiday season, so they’re making it as easy as possible.

The grocery store is putting together pre-made baskets for donation to the Food Bank. All you have to do is pick one up in the store, pay for it at the check out (all baskets are $10), and the store will deliver them to the Food Bank.

“Each basket contains a variety of Western Family, non-perishable items, and a sharing coupon,” said Dwayne Westlund, manager of the Golden Overwaitea. “I’ve done this at other stores in the past and it has been really successful.”

Each basket will contain Western Family canned green beans, canned peas, 900 grams of spaghetti, canned kidney beans, a jar of pasta sauce, and Cup-o-Chicken soup.

The staff at Overwaitea will be assembling 120 baskets, but can put together more later if necessary.

“I don’t think we’ll have any problem selling 120 baskets,” said Westlund.

Overwaitea Foods will be selling them from Sunday Nov. 11 to Sunday Nov. 18. Baskets will be at the front of the store, and possibly at the end of the aisles as well.