Real Canadian Superstore calling on Brandon residents to support annual holiday food drive

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It’s the time of year when everyone is thinking about food. But while most are doing their holiday baking, preparing for holiday entertaining and a turkey feast, others in our community are worrying about how to keep food on the table and kitchen cupboards full when there are so many other expenses to think about as well.

That’s why Real Canadian Superstore is launching the Holiday Food Drive at our stores throughout Winnipeg. From November 29 to December 24, all Real Canadian Superstore stores will be collecting nonperishable food items as well as cash donations to help community members in need across Winnipeg. One hundred percent of donations collected at each store will stay in the local community.

In Brandon all food and monetary donations will go to Brandon Samaritan House Ministries.

Food Banks Canada’s Hunger Count 2019 Report shows that in Manitoba, children make up 40 per cent of those using the services of food banks (40.6 per cent). Almost one in eight food bank clients is working but unable to make ends meet.

“As the winter closes in, and especially leading up to the holidays, there are many stresses on a household budget. Sometimes there just isn’t enough money for everything,” says John Jackson from the Brandon Samaritan House Ministries. “The Real Canadian Superstore holiday campaign comes at a perfect time each year to help make the holidays brighter for everyone, and to help local food banks, and our clients, get through the long months ahead.”

This year Real Canadian Superstore is calling once again for donations of nutritious non-perishable food items as well as cash. Last year during the Holiday Food Drive residents of Manitoba donated thousands of pounds of non-perishable food to local food banks across the province.

We would like to challenge community members to help us raise even more this holiday season!

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