Shaw kicks off food drive

Staff

Shaw’s “Fill the Food Banks” campaign is underway locally in hopes of ensuring food will be the last thing on district residents’ minds.
People are urged to drop off non-perishable food items at the Shaw Cable office here (1037 First St. E.) or the local Salvation Army.
“And we’re also looking for any other businesses who might want to partner with us,” said Adrian Chapman of Shaw Cable here.
He noted local technicians also will be available to collect donations of food.
“If you can’t make it out, we can come to your house, pick it up, and take it to the food shelters, which is pretty great,” Chapman enthused.
Given 900,000 Canadians turn to food banks, Shaw is excited for its second-ever campaign.
In 2010, the company raised 2.6 million pounds during its first food drive.
Teaming up with Campbell Canada, Food Banks Canada, and shipping partner Purolater, Shaw is asking Canadians to come together once again and help fill the food banks with even more food this time around.
This year’s campaign will culminate at the end of Hunger Awareness Week on May 11.
“This is exciting news for our community in this crucial time for the needy in our community,” noted Salvation Army Capt. Angel Sandoval.
In addition to donating food items, there is another way to help the cause.
A “Fill the Food Banks” video was released last week on Shaw’s YouTube page.
For every unique view of this video throughout the campaign, Shaw will donate $1 and Campbell Canada will donate one pound of food to the 2012 drive—up to a maximum of $250,000 and 250,000 pounds of food.
Monetary donations to local food banks can be made online by visiting www.togetherisamazing.com
More information about the campaign can be found on this website or by contacting Shaw locally at 274-5522.