Sobeys, customers, donate big to Salvation Army food bank in Fenelon
On the heels of a successful Christmas campaign and completion of its building renovation, The Salvation Army in Fenelon Falls was the recipient of more community generosity — $13,000 worth of Sobeys gift cards.
Through a program at Sobeys, customers and employees were able to donate to the local food bank over the Christmas season. This week, Sobeys representatives presented The Salvation Army with the fruits of that campaign – the gift cards.
“With the wonderful gift, we have greater opportunity to provide healthy, fresh food to clients who might otherwise be unable to do so,” says Miya Bradburn, pastor at The Salvation Army. “We have the means to provide fruit and vegetables now, supplementing the non-perishables the community so graciously donates on a regular basis.”
The Salvation Army provides practical care to individuals and families year-round. Food insecurity is a growing issue, made more real with the increased price of goods. “The help we are able to give is made possible by community partners, such as Sobeys,” adds Bradburn. “Sobeys gives back to its community, which inspires others to join them.”
With the new commercial kitchen ready to go, plans are in the works to be able to provide fresh snacks and even meals to those who are hungry.