The Quality Foods grocery chain prides itself on the grassroots connection it maintains within the communities it serves.
Demonstrating its commitment to the health and wellness of Vancouver Islanders, the company regularly contributes to the Quality Foods Community Health Endowment Fund at the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.
At a recent donor recognition event, Quality Foods gave an additional $12,500 to the fund. The gift was generated through the sale of Becel and Dempster products at Quality Foods branches in Nanaimo, Nanoose, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach.
The group was also recognized by the foundation for reaching the Platinum Philanthropy level by surpassing $150,000 in donations. In fact QF has raised nearly $200,000 since it began supporting the hospital foundation in 1995.
It has also nominated the foundation for a grant from Newman’s Own Foundation; funds generated through the sale of Newman’s Own products. Thanks to the most recent recommendation, Newman’s Own contributed $10,000 to the new emergency department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Jim Crist, vice-chairman of the hospital foundation’s board of directors, said the commitment Quality Foods has to its customers and employees is truly outstanding.
“Their partnership in health care has made a permanent difference to the foundation and what we are able to do. We are very grateful for their support.”