Heritage Co-op donates $12,300 to Local Food Banks

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October, 2020 — Co-op members and customers recently pumped up the community.

Thanks to your support, Co-op has donated $12,300.00 to local food banks as part of Fuel Good Day on Sept. 15th. During the day, Co-op committed to donating 10 cents from every litre of fuel sold and $1 from every Co-operative Coffee or Big Cool purchased at all Heritage Co-op Gas Bars. This year’s donation was split between the following food banks, Minnedosa Food Bank, Samaritan House, Helping Hands Food Kitchen, Wawanesa Food Bank, Shoal Lake Food Bank, Riverdale Harvest Food Bank and the Southquill Health Area Food Bank.

“As a locally owned and operated business, we’re proud to give back and get behind local initiatives that are working to address the needs of our community,” said Lorne Zacharias, General Manager of Heritage Co-op. “Thank you to our members and customers for the support you’ve shown during Fuel Good Day. In these unprecedented times, it’s amazing to see what we can accomplish when we all work together.”

Fuel Good Day was celebrated at more than 400 Co-op Gas Bars throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, with each local co-op supporting a community organization or initiative.

This year, Co-op locations across Western Canada donated over $565,000 from Fuel Good Day, with nearly $2.5 million donated to more than 400 local charities and non-profit organizations since 2017.

For more information please visit www.fuel.crs

(submitted news release)