Pictured from left to right are Linda Grant

Overwaitea gets into the Christmas spirit one bag at a time

Overwaitea Foods in Golden is once again stepping up to help out the Golden Food Bank.

Overwaitea Foods in Golden is once again stepping up to help out the Golden Food Bank.

Customers have been able to sponsor the donation of a bag of food items which are needed at the food bank heading into the Christmas season.

Barb Davies is the Director of the Golden Food Bank who explained how the fundraiser had started.

“Ryan Nesbitt (Assistant Store Manager Overwaitea)  and I had connected and he asked me what types of food we were running low on,” Davies said. “Each of the food hampers are filled with things we need. It is great for us because the food bank is in need of food right now.

So far over 200 bags have been sponsored by Overwaitea customers who have been generously supporting the project according to Nesbitt

“I am hoping over the next couple of weeks to have between 300- 400 bags,” he said.

Nesbitt also said a great deal of the credit for the success of these and other fundraising events at the store should go to the cashiers.

“They do all the work. It doesn’t matter what type of community event we do here, the cashiers do the work. They are the ones who ask the customers for their support and they are very good at it. They make these projects a success,” he said.

Nesbitt also wanted to thank the customers who have generously made donations.

“The community is unbelievable as well, at  showing support for these kind of fundraisers,” Nesbitt added.

Davies added her thanks to the people who have given so much to the food bank.

“This is the busiest time of the year with the Christmas season. Overwaitea is also donating two dollars cash with each bag. This will gives us some dollars to hold us over through the holiday season,” Davies said. “We are always overwhelmed by the community support. It is unbelievable. This is very important. Our numbers are already increasing in traffic at the food bank.