The Food for Friends Quarter matching program was another huge success this year.
WOODSTOCK - The Food for Friends Quarter matching program was another huge success this year.
Owner of the Foodland in Woodstock Chris Chapman says they were able to raise a lot of money at the till during the campaign in the week leading up to Thanksgiving.
"The three stores, Woodstock Foodland, Ingersoll Foodland and Sobey's Woodstock combined generated over $3,500. Sobey's Corporate matched that on our behalf and we were able to present our friends at Operation Sharing with a cheque for over $7,000, so it was awesome this year."
All of the money will go towards the Food cards, that allow those less fortunate in our community a chance to grocery shop using something similar to a debit card. Chapman says they have been doing the quarter matching program for 11 years now.
"This is something that we should be proud of in Woodstock. It is a unique program for the Woodstock community, where we treat our disadvantaged customers with the respect that they deserve. They are able to shop like any other customer and pick up things that they and their family would appreciate and need, so it is a great program and we are happy to support it. So again, for the 11th year in Woodstock, we have made it a merry in Woodstock for a small group of people in our community, who need a little extra help."
The final number donated to Operation Sharing this year was $7,102.00.