Salvation Army Looks to Stock Summer Shelves
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Salvation Army is doing what it can to help people in need this summer by organizing a ‘Corporate Challenge.’
“The event is a three pronged thing,” says business manager Bill Glasgow. “It’s a bit of a food drive, a little bit of a fundraiser and then a big team building event at Masich Place Stadium on August 27.”
He says they are looking for teams of six to register after which they can immediately start a fundraiser and food drive at their office.
Glasgow says the deadline to sign up is August 12 and notes they’re off to a slow start.
“It’s your typical Prince George last minute thing, everybody I talked to said that sounds great, it sounds like a lot of fun but we’re not getting teams registered.”
He says that’s a shame considering up to 1,500 Prince George families rely on them for groceries each month.
“People are away on vacation but the marginalized, the people who need the food bank – they don’t take time off – they’re there everyday and we still need to provide for them.”