Event helps fill food bank shelves

NANAIMO - The sixth annual Help Hunger Disappear event is at Save-On-Foods Saturday (April 6).

Organizations are joining forces to combat hunger in Nanaimo.

Save-On-Foods and the Campbell Company Canada are kicking off the sixth annual Help Hunger Disappear Program this Saturday (April 6) to help fill the shelves of the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.

The Nanaimo event is at Save-On-Foods, located at 6901 Island Hwy. North, just past Woodgrove Centre. It runs noon to 5 p.m. and includes an appearance by the Nanaimo Clippers.

The store will have a display of 4,000 Campbell’s soups cans, which will spell the word ‘Hunger’.

People will be asked to remove a can until the word hunger disappears and at the end of the day all the cans will be given to the food bank.

Store customers can also help by filling store donation bins with non-perishable foods or take a chance at a spin and win.

Customers can also purchase any four Campbell’s soups or broths, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers or snacks or V8 beverages and receive $1 off the purchase and Campbell will donate up to $40,000 to local food banks through in-store Help Hunger Disappear coupons.

For more information please visit www.campbellsoup.ca.