Save On Foods and Village Green Centre staff

Save On Foods and Village Green Centre staff

Food drive doubles goal

Save On Foods manager Jim Tennant ends week-long rooftop campaign after raising 30,000 lbs for Salvation Army

A week-long food drive that saw a store manager camped out on the roof, has collected more than 30,000 lbs of food.

Save On Foods manager Jim Tennant climbed down from his rooftop post Monday morning after the store more than doubled its goal of raising 12,800 lbs of food for the Salvation Army food bank.

“It was sure a lot of fun,” said Tennant, looking forward to a nice hot shower and spending some time with his family.

The donations have put the Village Green Centre into first place standing, for a contest between 17 shopping centres to see who can raise the most for their local food bank. The contest, called the Fare Fight For Food Challenge, will award a $10,000 grant to winner’s partner food bank.

Save On’s rooftop food drive has brought the VGC’s Fare Fight For Food drive up to approximately 50,000 lbs.

The drive to collect non-perishable and monetary donations will continue in the mall until Oct. 31.

The challenge also offers customers a chance to win free groceries for a year.

Visit www.farefightforfood.ca to enter.