Holiday shoppers raise record funds

Shoppers in New Brunswick donated more than $129,000 at Loblaw-affiliated grocery outlets for their Holiday Food Drive in December.

The Holiday Food Drive ran from December 1 to 24 at all Atlantic Superstore, Your Independent Grocer and No Frills locations in New Brunswick, with food and cash donations collected for more than 30 local food banks.

In a press release this week, the company says this is the largest amount of money ever collected by the local stores for its twice annual food drive. 

Thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items were donated to food banks across the province.

The company says donations in 2018 exceeded the total raised last year by over $32,000 and some of the money raised will also go to Food Banks New Brunswick.