Sobey’s in Golden has once again stepped up to help raise funds for The Golden Food Bank.
Manager of Sobey’s, Cam Dawes, explained how the fundraiser worked.
“This is something we do every year. This year it was called ‘A Time for Sharing,’” he said. “We take donations through the till. That gets put towards the total, and this year we got $570.”
As for why they held the fundraiser, Dawes simply said, “We just like helping to support the food bank. Everything helps out.”
Sobey’s also added another $50, that was raised earlier in the year, to the $570.
Co-ordinator of the Golden Food Bank Society, Barb Davies, said this money is a great help for the food bank.
“It means $570 of fresh produce, which is great for us because we are always looking out for what is seasonal and also good prices. We use the gift card for getting the fresh produce for hampers,” she said. “We usually budget about $500 a month for fresh produce for food hampers. It will be about a month’s worth of fresh produce,”
Davies also wanted to thank the people who donated to the collection at the store.
“We are so grateful. Christmas is our busiest time of the year. We get over half our donations in the December time frame. We have had huge support from the community this year. It makes a huge difference for moving forward for the upcoming year,” she said.
She also added that last year the food bank put out 1,457 hampers and supported approximately 105 families every month.