Quesnel Safeway manager Gloria Moskalyk and assistant manager Rose Staats hand nearly $11,000 in gift cards donated by customers over the holidays to Major Randy Gatza of the Salvation Army. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Safeway manager Gloria Moskalyk and assistant manager Rose Staats hand nearly $11,000 in gift cards donated by customers over the holidays to Major Randy Gatza of the Salvation Army. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Salvation Army gets boost from Safeway customers

Donations at the grocery store over the Christmas season totalled nearly 11K

The Salvation Army was given a Christmas boost months after the holiday.

Quesnel Safeway collected nearly $11,000 in customer donations, and gave it to the food bank in gift cards. The annual Christmas fundraiser took on an added importance with COVID-19, and according to Safeway manager Gloria Moskalyk, was much bigger than past years.

“I was so impressed with what the cashiers raised and the amount that the generous customers donated was incredible,” she said.

Major Randy Gatza of the Quesnel Salvation Army said the donation would help supply much needed perishables for the food bank. Noting they usually have a strong supply of donated non-perishables.

“Right now we’re giving out bagged lunches with food,” he said, adding they also are running through loads of bottles of water, given out with the lunches.

Of the $10,800 donation, just over $9,500 came from Christmas donations. The remainder came from regular monthly donations at the tills of Safeway.

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