Heritage Co-op donates $12,300 to Local Food Banks
October, 2020 — Co-op members and customers recently pumped up the community.
Thanks to your support, Co-op has donated $12,300.00 to local food banks as part of Fuel Good Day on Sept. 15th. During the day, we committed to donating 10 cents from every litre of fuel sold and $1 from every Co-operative Coffee or Big Cool purchased at all Heritage Co-op Gas Bars. This year’s donation was split between local food banks in the communities we serve including the Minnedosa Food Bank, Samaritan House, Helping Hands Food Kitchen, Wawanesa Food Bank, Shoal Lake Food Bank, Riverdale Harvest Food Bank and the Wawanesa Food Bank.
“As a locally owned and operated business, we’re proud to give back and get behind local initiatives that are working to address the needs of our community,” said Lorne Zacharias, General Manager of Heritage Co-op. “Thank you to our members and customers for the support you’ve shown during Fuel Good Day. In these unprecedented times, it’s amazing to see what we can accomplish when we all work together.”
Fuel Good Day was celebrated at more than 400 Co-op Gas Bars throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, with each local co-op supporting a community organization or initiative.
This year, Co-op locations across Western Canada donated over $565,000 from Fuel Good Day, with nearly $2.5 million donated to more than 400 local charities and non-profit organizations since 2017.
For more information along with the complete list of supported organizations please visit www.fuel.crs
About Heritage Co-op
Heritage Co-op is a retail co-operative that has proudly served the Westman area for more than 90 years. Today, Heritage Co-op serves more than 30,000 members — and many more customers — in Minnedosa, Brandon, Wawanesa, Erickson, Sandy Lake, Rivers and Strathclair, where it operates in the areas of Food, Fuel, Home and Building Solutions and Agricultural Supplies and Services. Since 2015, Heritage Co-op has returned more than $15 million to its members in cash back and equity, while contributing over $750 thousand to community organizations and initiatives.
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