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Shoppers Drug Mart raises more than $5,000 for Pictou County Food Bank

Pictured from left: Chris Johnson, food bank volunteer; Lori Martell, staff member, Shoppers Drug Mart; Ron Matlock, pharmacist/owner, Shoppers Drug Mart; and Raymond Haynes, food bank volunteer.
Pictured from left: Chris Johnson, food bank volunteer; Lori Martell, staff member, Shoppers Drug Mart; Ron Matlock, pharmacist/owner, Shoppers Drug Mart; and Raymond Haynes, food bank volunteer. - Submitted

NEW GLASGOW – Earlier this fall, the community joined together with the local Shoppers Drug Mart and its store team for one of the most successful fundraising efforts to support Pictou County Food Bank.

The 16th annual SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. campaign is national in scope, yet locally based, with patients, customers and employees donating directly to charitable organizations in their community to ensure that resources and programming are available to meet the needs of communities across the country.

“Every donation is important but cash donations specifically allow the food bank to buy perishable items like milk and eggs,” said Raymond Haynes of the Pictou County Food Bank.

Pharmacist and owner of the New Glasgow Shoppers Ron Matlock said they were thrilled with the success of the 2017 Growing Health campaign.

“Each year, our customers and staff demonstrate their generosity and their commitment to supporting our community, and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone’s contribution,” he said. “The Pictou County Food Bank plays an important role in our community and the proceeds from this year’s campaign will go a long way to helping them further that work.”

The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each fall. In support of health organizations, customers, staff and associate-owners at over 1,315 Shoppers Drug Mart / Phamaprix locations raise funds through the purchase of paper icons and staff casual days.

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