Quality Foods honoured for healthcare work

Vancouver Island grocery chain has an ongoing commitment that isn’t going unnoticed by those in the know

Vancouver Island grocery chain Quality Foods prides itself on the grassroots connection it maintains within the communities it serves.

Demonstrating its commitment to the health and wellness of Vancouver Islanders, the company regularly contributes to the “Quality Foods Community Health Endowment Fund” at the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

At the recent Oceanside donor recognition event Quality Foods gave an additional $12,500 to the fund.

This gift was generated through the sale of Becel and Dempster products at Quality Foods branches in Nanaimo, Nanoose, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

The group was also recognized for reaching the Platinum Philanthropy level by surpassing $150,000 in donations.

Quality Foods has raised nearly $200,000 since it began supporting the hospital foundation in 1995. It has also nominated the foundation for a grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, funds which are generated through the sale of Newman’s Own products.

Thanks to their most recent recommendation, Newman’s Own will contribute $10,000 to the new Emergency Department at NRGH.

“The commitment Quality Foods has to its customers and employees is truly outstanding,” said Jim Crist, the vice-chair of the foundation’s board of directors. “Their partnership in healthcare has made a permanent difference to the Foundation and what we are able to do. We are very grateful for their support.”

— Submitted by Quality Foods