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Roster dishes up Vernon food bank donations

Sports club bar and grill donating for every entree, gift certificate purchase
The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill is giving back to the Vernon community with the return of its Dish Out the Kindness initiative throughout the month of December. (Submitted photo)

Kindness is on the menu at The Roster.

The sports club bar and grill has its fourth annual Dish Out the Kindness fundraiser underway.

The initiative, running throughout December, is dedicated to combatting food insecurity and supporting the local community.

This year, The Roster is rallying behind The Salvation Army – House of Hope’s Food Bank, aiming to raise essential funds.

For every regular-priced entree purchased, whether for dine-in or takeout, The Roster pledges to donate $5 towards their $5,000 goal. Additionally, The Roster will contribute $5 from all gift certificate purchases of $50 or more.

“Food insecurity is at an all-time high in our city,” said Hussein Hollands, club owner. “The Salvation Army plays a crucial role in supporting our most vulnerable residents through their food bank and the need in our community has never been greater. We feel as a restaurant in the business of feeding people, this cause holds a great significance for us to champion.”

The Salvation Army has been an anchor in Vernon for 117 years, providing essential assistance to families and individuals, including food, clothing, Christmas aid, and emotional and spiritual care through their food bank, family services, and thrift store.

“Our organization relies on the generosity of our community to sustain the diverse resources and services we offer,” said Jen Thompson, Vernon Corps Officer at The Salvation Army. “The Roster’s commitment is immensely valued, especially during this time of great need.”

Hollands says giving back to the local community has been one of The Roster’s mandates and key areas of focus the past few years.

“We plan to continue this fundraiser and other community-focused initiatives for years to come.”

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