The Real Canadian SuperStore in Chilliwack generated over $25,500 and 9,500 lbs. of food contributing to a victorious year, supporting the Chilliwack Care and Share Salvation Army Food Bank. With the growing number of people who depend on food banks, members of the community helped those individuals and families put food on the table over the holidays and into the winter months.


A total of $210,604 and 116,535 lbs. of non-perishable food items were donated to local food banks in the province between November 29 and December 24, 2019.

Chilliwack, British Columbia – February 7, 2020 – Real Canadian SuperStore and all Loblaw-affiliated grocery outlets across British Columbia are celebrating another successful Holiday Food Drive, with a total of $210,604 and over 116,535 lbs. of non-perishable food items donated to local food banks in communities across the province. For the second year in a row, more than $2 million in cash was donated nationally during the food drive at Loblaw stores across Canada.


The Holiday Food Drive ran from November 29 to December 24 at all Loblaw locations across the province. Donations of food and funds were collected for more than 48 local food banks in all areas of British Columbia where Loblaw stores are located.


Don Armstrong, from The Chilliwack Salvation Army Care & Share Centre, says that Superstore ’s Holiday Food Drive comes at a critical time of year. “We are always so appreciative of the effort and generosity on the part of both store colleagues and their customers. This effort will help ensure well-stocked shelves for us and for food banks across the province all winter long, and that’s a huge thing for our organizations and for those individuals and families who rely on our support.”

“Real Canadian SuperStore has a long history of colleague-led initiatives supporting those in need here in British Columbia,” said local store manager Jason Pietzarka “The food drive is a great example of this community support, and we want to thank our customers and colleagues for making the 2019 Holiday Food Drive so successful.”


The 2019 Holiday Food Drive marks 10 years since Loblaw’s first national food drive was held in the spring of 2009. Since that time, stores across Canada have raised $24.8 million for local food banks, with more than $2.2 million of that total raised here in British Columbia to help community members in need.


About Loblaw Companies Limited:
Loblaw Companies Limited is the nation’s largest retailer, providing Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, financial services, and wireless mobile products and services. Loblaw’s purpose – Live Life Well – promotes the needs and wellbeing of Canadians, who make one billion transactions annually in the company’s stores. With more than 2,400 corporate, franchised and associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and associate-owners employ almost 200,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada’s largest private sector employers.