Thrifty Foods President Jim Dores says $84,742 has been raised through the sale of four-pound bags of certified organic Buck Brand Navel Oranges.
The money was also raised through donations from Thrifty Foods customers and staff – including a $20,000 donation from Buck Brand Citrus owner Lisle Babcock – during the four-week Help Out One Buck at a Time campaign.
A portion of the funds will go to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.
“Thrifty Foods has been supporting hospitals in our communities for over 34 years and this year’s campaign raised important funds for local health care programs, equipment and facilities,” says Dores. “Thanks to purchases and donations made by our customers, staff and citrus partner Lisle Babcock, Thrifty Foods was able to share that success with each of our 13 hospital foundation partners.”
Running from February 15 to March 13, the Help Out One Buck at a Time campaign raised over $64,000 through in-store sales as well as customer and staff donations.
Thrifty Foods supports several hospital foundations on the Island with fundraisers like Help Out One Buck at a Time and the annual Pumpkins for Charity campaign.