Save-On-Foods fills Jeneece Place pantry for the holiday season
Families staying at Jeneece Place have ample food to prepare meals this holiday season, and well into 2021, as Save-On-Foods has once again stocked the pantry at Victoria’s home away from home.
Donors of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island help fund the home’s ongoing operations. This includes the continued community support from local businesses like Save-On-Foods. This year, donations of goods to Jeneece Place have been gratefully declined for reasons of health and safety. An exception has been made for this large donation of groceries which was delivered in the open air and will remain secure and untouched for at least 72 hours.
“Families staying at Jeneece place are often experiencing some of the most stressful times of their lives, and this year the anxiety has ramped up with financial uncertainty, isolation, and fear of infection. This generous contribution by Save-On-Foods allows families to utilize food in the pantry to make their own meals between hospital visits, so they don’t have to worry about grocery shopping and can instead focus on their child’s health,” says Veronica Carroll, CEO at Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. “We are grateful to see this support each year and hope this tradition continues. We are thrilled to fill the pantry at Jeneece Place for the sixth straight year,” said Roger Junker, Save-On-Foods Pandora store manager. “Our goal is to try and help make life easier for families staying at Jeneece Place. Those families have enough to deal with, especially with the added stress of a worldwide pandemic. Our eight Save-On-Foods stores in Greater Victoria really enjoy making this happen for such a great cause during the holiday season.”
Save-On-Foods delivered $1,000 worth of groceries and $600 worth of gift cards to Jeneece Place today.