Calgary Food Bank Shopping Spree to help with spike in need for donations

James McAra, CEO of the Calgary Food Bank, collected over $3,000 during his 69-second shopping spree at London Drugs.

London Drugs hosted James McAra, CEO of the Calgary Food Bank, for a Supermarket Sweep-style shopping spree to raise awareness for the food bank’s most needed items and to help them deal with the spike in need due to the downturn in the energy sector.

In just 69-seconds, Mr. McAra collected over $3,000 worth of food from the grocery aisles at London Drugs. All food collected was donated by London Drugs and one generous customer.

London Drugs has donated more than 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to food banks in Alberta where stores are located, including the Calgary Food Bank.

Here is a list of items the Calgary Food Bank currently needs most:

• Fruit juice (1L)
• Pasta
• Pasta sauce
• Peanut butter
• Pull-top meals and soups
• Canned meat, fruit, tomatoes, vegetables, beans, fish
• Baby diapers sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6
• Baby formula with iron
• Baby food (jars)
• Canned or dry lentils
• Rice

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