Football players help food bank

B.C. Lions alumni are making their way from the gridiron to the grocery store, in support of the food bank.

Lui Passaglia will be stopping by Nanaimo’s Quality Foods locations Friday (Oct. 5) as part of the chain’s Let’s All Kick In to Beat Hunger promotion.

Anyone is welcome to stop by QF’s University Village location in Harewood between 2-6 p.m. to meet the fan-favourite kicker.

People are encouraged to purchase a bag of non-perishable food items for $19 or $20, which will then be donated to the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank.

Shoppers who buy one of the bags and scan their Q-card will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto in November.

V.I. Raiders players will also be at the supermarket that day to help customers carry their groceries to their vehicles.

Glen Jackson will be at Quality Foods’ Northridge Village location on Oct. 12; Nick Hebeler will be at the Bowen Road store Oct. 19; and Lyall Woznesensky will be at Northridge on Oct. 26. Those three appearances are also slated for 2-6 p.m.

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