Five grocery store operators in Victoria, BC, have joined up to fight hunger, raising more than $35,000 for the community’s Food Rescue Project.

In June Country Grocer, Fairway Market, Red Barn Market, the Root Cellar and Thrifty Foods teamed up in the Island Food Caring campaign to support the Food Rescue Project, joining more than 50 other organizations. Together the grocers raised $18, 847, which was doubled to $37,693 thanks to matching funds from the Victoria Foundation. The Food rescue Project is run by the Food Share Network and recovers and redistributes healthy, fresh food to communities in the Greater Victoria area.

The participating grocers have signed on to make the food drive an annual event, reports the Sooke News Mirror.

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