Putting a “Dent” in hunger.

Makingi a Dent - Collage
by British Columbia
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On Saturday, September 13th from 1:00-5:00pm Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this Fall, by hosting a day long food drive.

Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup will make it onto a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units which work to serve the communities to which they’re a part of.

The Salvation Army has seen an increase in demand in every British Columbia community this year, as more families have come to rely on their services to put food on the table.  On top of that, many food banks throughout the province have had trouble stocking the shelves, with fewer businesses and individuals being able to part with food donations in these difficult economic times.

In 2013 Craftsman Collision’s ‘Make a Dent’ campaign raised over $33,000. This year, Craftsman’s goal is to raise over $35,000.

Upon entering participating locations, customers will receive a shopping list of ideal non-perishable food items to shop for and donate. The hope is that when the drive is complete, each location will have donated enough food to fill a Craftsman Collision courtesy car.

Shopping list of suggested items of need include:

Canned Fruit Canned meat ( ham,tuna,salmon )
Macaroni & Cheese
Peanut Butter
Canned vegetables
Hamburger Helper
Instant noodles
Canned baked beans
Pasta/Tomato Sauce

Participating Overwaitea Locations:

Overwaitea Location


Lower Mainland

Save-OnFoodsLynnValley 1221 – 1199 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
PriceSmart Foods 20151 Fraser Highway, Langley
Save-on Foods Nordel Crossing 12130 Nordel Way, Surrey
PriceSmart Foods Clayton 18710 Fraser Hwy., Surrey
Save-On Foods West Maple Ridge 300 – 20395 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge
PriceSmart Foods Grandview 2880 Bentall St., Vancouver

Vancouver Island

Save-On Foods Woodgrove 948 6901 Island Highway North
Save-On Foods Country Club 951 3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo


Save-on Foods Westbank 1 – 2475 Dobbin Road, Westbank

Please help us to help families in need across our many communities!