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Community and Safeway partner to fortify food bank

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Four weeks before Christmas the cashiers at Safeway Fort Frances collected cash donations from customers for the food bank. And this week, the store was able to donate those proceeds to the Salvation Army.

This campaign runs each year to help ensure that food bank shelves are stocked so that people in need can find support through the food bank at The Salvation Army.

“We'd like to thank the people of Fort Frances for their donations during the Christmas Season," said Kevin Langford, Safeway Manager. "It is because of them that this donation is possible. This is a community helping people in the community. All of the money raised stays right here in your community.”

Arthur Heathcote, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army in Fort Frances agreed. “This is an opportune time for these funds to arrive as we are experiencing higher demand on the food bank these days," he said. "Cash donations ensure that food shelves stay stocked but, more importantly, we are able to purchase perishable donations to compliment food hampers.”

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