Save-On-Foods in Clayton will host a food-and-gift drive Nov. 23 in support of Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper program. (Image via Google Street View)

Save-On-Foods in Clayton will host a food-and-gift drive Nov. 23 in support of Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper program. (Image via Google Street View)

Surrey Save-On-Foods to support Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper program

Farquhar hopes locals will donate food, toys, gift cards, or warm clothing, such as mittens and toques, at the Clayton Heights store Nov. 23

Alana Farquhar is helping to bring a little bit of Christmas to people in need.

That’s why her and Jen Temple are putting on a food-and-gift drive at Clayton’s Save-On-Foods at Hillcrest Village.

“The holiday season isn’t always easy for people,” said Farquhar, the store manager for Clayton’s Save-On-Foods. “That’s why we really want to connect with needy families in our community.”

She said Save-On-Foods is passionate about, and has a tradition of, partnering with people in local communities to help the underprivileged.

The food-and-gift drive will take place Nov. 23, from 2-6 p.m.

Farquhar said the drive supports the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper program. That program supports needy families at Christmastime by offering them hampers full of groceries, gifts for Christmas, and winter items, such as toques.

If people want to donate, Farquhar suggests they bring down things like, non-perishable food items; gift cards; new gloves, socks, toques, and scarves, for kids and adults; new and unwrapped toys and gifts (for 0-12 year-olds); or store gift cards (for 13-17 year-olds).

There will also be a Santa on site for pictures. Photos with Santa will be by donation and all the money raised is going to the food-and-gift drive. Farquhar also said pets are welcome to get their pics snapped with Santa too.

“We plan to get the photos to people as fast as possible, so they can use them for whatever they want to right away.”

Farquhar said there will be hot chocolate by donation, and popcorn will be available for $1, with all proceeds going to support the Christmas Hamper program. She said customers will also be able to play Plinko, with all monies raised also going to the hamper initiative.

“We’re really excited about this,” she said “We are also partnering with the RCMP, for an upcoming “Pack the PC” event and we are partnering with the United Way.”

Farquhar added this a great opportunity for the store to be utilized as home base for the food drive, the Pack the PC event, and others.

“This is about supporting the community and we’re just glad we can do our part.”



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey RCMP are looking for these two men after a bank in the 12800-block of 96th Avenue was robbed on March 12. (Images: Surrey RCMP)
Police release images of two men suspected of robbing Surrey bank

Robbery happened on March 12 at bank in 12800-block of 96th Avenue

An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Recently hired inspector no longer ‘taking a position’ with Surrey Police Service

Jeff Harris was first announced as an inspector on April 1

A vaccine-filled needle awaits injection, during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held Jan. 15, 2021 at Amica White Rock. Community Living B.C.-funded workers learned April 8 that they, too, can now be vaccinated. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Support workers for those with disabilities given vaccine priority

News shared with Community Living B.C.-funded staff on April 8

President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show, Brian Croft, said pandemic restrictions necessitated a shift to an entirely online event this year, running until April 30. (File photo)
The West Fine Art Show shifts to an online-only event amid tighter health orders

Website version retains the flavour of the annual live exhibition

British Columbia Attorney General David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Attorney General covers housing, homelessness and justice reform in Surrey Zoom

‘I think it would be really great to hold some sessions in Surrey,’ Eby says of legislative assembly

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan describe vaccine rollout at the legislature, March 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
1,262 more COVID-19 infections in B.C. Friday, 9,574 active cases

Province’s mass vaccination reaches one million people

Robinson Russ, 37, was fatally stabbed on April 4, according to a statement from police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police name victim following city’s fourth homicide of 2021

Robinson Russ, 37, was fatally stabbed Sunday in the Downtown Eastside

Sunset Manor, an assisted living facility in Chilliwack owned by the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, pictured here in October 2020, had its third COVID-19 outbreak declared on April 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
3rd COVID outbreak at care home run by Chilliwack church known for opposing vaccinations

30-bed Sunset Manor owned and operated by Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack

A man wears a face mask past the emergency department of the Vancouver General Hospital. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Calls for stricter action in B.C. as COVID-19 variants projected to climb

Jens von Bergmann says the province has taken a ‘wait and see’ approach when early action is needed

Vancouver’s park board general manager issued a new order Friday restricting tents and other temporary structures from being set up in Strathcona Park after April 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver park board issues order to restrict tents in Strathcona Park

The order issued Friday restricted tents and other temporary structures from being set up after April 30

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning says the players who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 are recovering and the team still intends to play a 56-game season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canucks players ‘mostly on the other side’ of COVID outbreak: general manager

The athletes have had a “whole range” of COVID-19 symptoms, said team physician Dr. Jim Bovard, but no one has needed to be hospitalized

Police are investigating after a man was shot Thursday, April 8 while sitting in a car in Vancouver. (Black Press files)
Man shot in Vancouver while sitting in a parked car: police

The victim is currently in critical condition. Police say no arrests have been made.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Cariboo teacher charged in child exploitation case

Charge laid against teacher at Peter Skene Ogden

Most Read