Save on Foods donates tonnes of food for wildfire responders and evacuees

By Vanessa Ybarra
July 16, 2017 - 5:21pm

KAMLOOPS — Save on Foods is on a mission to save wildfire emergency responders and evacuees from hunger.

Save on Foods Spokesperson Julie Dickson says over the weekend the company delivered a semi-trailer full of persishable and non-perishable food to first responders in Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Clinton, and 100 Mile House.

Workers also delivered a full shipment of food to the Kamloops Food Bank and Kelowna Salvation Army that will help keep wildfire evacuees full.

Dickson says helping those displaced only made sense.

"People who are out there doing the hard work of fighting these fires as well people who have been displaced need to eat," said Dickson. "We are a food company who can help with that."

​Save on Foods donated half a million dollars worth of food to Fort McMurray wildfire responders and evacuees last year.

On top of food donations, the company says it's offering to match customer donations to the Canadian Red Cross up to $100-thousand.

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