(From left to right) Overwaite assistant manager Brian Munson

Kaien Island Anti-Poverty Society thanks Overwaitea for the food

The anti-poverty society thanks the Prince Rupert Overwaitea grocery store for donating produce for their free fruit and vegetable program.

Colleen Hermanson and Simona Ionita came to the Prince Rupert Overwaitea store on Friday to give the staff a giant thank you card on behalf of the Kaien Island Anti-Poverty Society.

Overwaitea has been donating fruit and vegetables to they can no longer sell to the poverty society since November, which the society then distributes for free to anyone who wants them.

The produce being donated is by no means spoiled, but is approaching the end of its shelf life in a grocery store. Instead of simply throwing away edible food, the store decided to give it to the society instead.

The food is then distributed for free at the anti-poverty society’s headquarters located in a BC Housing unit at 569 McKay street. The vegetables are completely free-of-charge and anyone who shows up between 11:00 am and 12:pm, Monday through Friday, can take their pick.

The goal of the program is to get fresh  fruit and vegetables to people who might not otherwise buy them. Without Overwaitea’s participation, says Ionita, there would be no program

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