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Thrifty Foods raises more than $54,000 for Japan relief


Thrifty Foods announced a $54,439 donation toward the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Japan. Jim Dores, president of Thrifty Foods and Paul Jenkins, regional council president of the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross joined more than 20 Thrifty Foods store managers from across B.C. to present a check at the Thrifty Foods Admiral Walk location.

Thrifty Foods Japan Relief Drive began immediately following the disaster in Japan on March 10 through an “at till” campaign in all 26 stores across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

“We are blessed to have such caring customers and staff and their collective donation will go far in helping the families of Japan in the days and months to come,” said Dores. “Thrifty Foods believes strongly in the work of the Red Cross and have been active supporters for many years including their annual emergency preparedness and volunteer training events as well as disaster response to local families in need.”

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