For the first time, Calgary Food & Drug Executives’ (CFDE) Santa Cause was held virtually. The annual event, now in its 20th year, recognizes grocery industry member achievements and helps to raise funds for charity.
This year, the Santa Cause recipients were Jamie Moody of Tree of Life; Cara Keating of PepsiCo; and the late Tim Moore, Concord National. Jamie Nelson of Save-On-Foods introduced Keating, Chris Powell of Tree of Life introduced Moody and Bret VanDeWalle paid tribute to Tim Moore, who passed away in September.
To date, the Santa Cause has donated close to $300,000 to local charities.
More than 85 people attended the December 7 event, including Grocery Business’ Jim Slomka.