‘Make a Dent’ campaign in Maple Ridge Oct. 1

Maple Ridge businesses team up with Salvation Army.

Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods in Maple Ridge are teaming up with the Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this fall, by hosting a day-long food drive Oct. 1.

Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup will make it onto a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units, which work to serve the communities of which they’re a part.

The Salvation Army has seen an increase in demand in every British Columbia community this year, as more families have come to rely on their services to put food on the table.

Additionally, many food banks throughout the province have had trouble stocking the shelves, with fewer businesses and individuals being able to part with food donations in these difficult economic times.

This year’s food drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.

In 2015, Craftsman Collision’s “Make a Dent” campaign raised over $40,000.

Upon entering participating locations, customers will receive a shopping list of ideal non-perishable food items to shop for and donate. The hope is that when the drive is complete, each location will have donated enough food to fill a Craftsman Collision courtesy car.

Shopping list of suggested items of need:

• canned fruit;

• ham, tuna, salmon;

• macaroni and cheese;

• peanut butter;

• canned vegetables;

• rice;

• Hamburger Helper;

• cereal;

• diapers;

• pasta;

• toilet paper;

• instant noodles;

• canned baked beans;

• pasta and tomato sauce;

• beans.

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