Thrifty Foods’ customers provide food for hungry

Thrifty Foods  hopes its customers will brighten the holiday season for clients of Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank with a steady supply of fresh food.

Part of the grocery retailer’s annual Food for Families program, the food drive allows Thrifty patrons to add a $5, $10, or $20 gift voucher to their order at the till.

Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes executive director, said a supply of fresh food is absolutely critical.

“As an organization that strives to provide our clients with the healthiest options, we’re very grateful to Thrifty Foods and its customers,” he said. “Whether it’s produce, dairy or frozen items, we’re delighted to receive it.”

In 2011, the fundraiser provided $206,000 to local food banks across the province.

For more information on the Food for Families program, please go to

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