Saskatoon, Canada, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The call went out to the community and the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) and Sherwood Co-op answered.
With a week to go before Thanksgiving, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Regina was still short on food to feed 750 people in need a Thanksgiving meal.
“As we approach Thanksgiving, we at the CRC feel it is important to give thanks, as well as give back to the community that we have operated in for more than 80 years,” said Brad DeLorey, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the CRC. “Unfortunately, many people in our community do not get the chance to have a Thanksgiving meal unless organizations like Souls Harbour Rescue Mission provide it and we are thankful for the opportunity to help.”
Sherwood Co-op is committed to giving back and has partnered with Souls Harbour Mission on many occasions to feed those in need. Sherwood Co-op takes extreme pride in being able to give back to Regina and this is yet another example of how they contribute to the betterment of the community.
“This week, many of our Sherwood Co-op members are purchasing their Thanksgiving supplies from our stores and we thank them for their patronage,” said Troy Verboom, General Manager of Sherwood Co-op. “However, we also know there are people in our community who can’t afford to purchase Thanksgiving supplies, so we are thankful that we can partner with an organization like Souls Harbour Rescue Mission to ensure the less fortunate in our community get Thanksgiving too.”
The two organizations delivered the food Oct. 8. The donation included the essential Thanksgiving staples, such as turkey, cranberries, potatoes, buns and, of course, pumpkin pie for dessert.
“We feel extremely blessed by the generosity of our donors and corporate partners who rise to the challenge time and time again to help those in need right here in our community,” said Joseph Miller, Executive Director of Souls Harbour Rescue Mission.
“Our organization depends heavily on donations and volunteers to operate, and without the efforts of many, none of this would be possible. We have much to be thankful for at the Mission today. Thank you to the Co-op Refinery Complex and Sherwood Co-op for helping to make this Thanksgiving one to remember for our guests.”
SOURCE: Federated Co-operatives Limited