Heritage Co-op in Westman has donated $12,500 to Local Food Banks as part of 'Fuel Good Day' on September 21st.
During the day, 10 cents from every litre of gasoline and diesel and $1 from every Co-operative Coffee or Big Cool you purchased at Heritage Co-op Gas Bars were donated to the organization.
"As a locally owned and operated business, we're proud to give back and get behind local initiatives that are working to address the needs of our community," said Dennis Laing, General Manager of Heritage Co-op. "Thank you to our Members and Guests for the support you've shown during Fuel Good Day. In these unprecedented times, it's amazing to see what we can accomplish when we all work together."
This year the total donation will be split between food banks serving our communities, (Minnedosa & Area Food Bank, Samaritan House, Helping Hands Food Kitchen, Wawanesa Food Bank, Southquill Health Area Food Bank) and the funds will be presented during Co-op Week (October 18-22).
Carol Brown, Chair of the Minnedosa and Area Food Bank said, "We are so grateful to Heritage Co-op to once again support The Minnedosa and Area Foodbank with proceeds from Fuel Good Day. As an organization, this support allows us to continue to offer a variety of nutritious foods to our clients both fresh and preserved. Great community support is key to continuing to provide this valuable service to our community and surrounding area and, as seen by the amount raised on 'Fuel Good Day', we have fantastic community support. With this support, our hearts are full - as will be our shelves."
Last year, Co-op locations across Western Canada donated over $566,000 from 'Fuel Good Day', with nearly $2.4 million donated to more than 600 local charities and non-profit organizations since 2017.