Store incentive creatively repurposed
Dishes go to important new home
When people buy more than $70 worth of groceries from Poirier et Fils Ltée. IGA stores in Hudson or Saint-Lazare, shoppers are given predetermined gifts while checking out. Gift items, which range from foods, to candy and more, change from week to week. And a recent gift offer of white stone wear dishes lead to a boon in donations to a Le Pont Bridging Food Bank bin that is permanently set up at the Hudson IGA location. The food bank, in turn, decided to pass along the donated dishes to the Hudson based palliative care home. In the end more
A local volunteer got creative when helping outfit the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence with close to 500 new pieces of dish ware that were given by a Hudson food bank.
than 99 dinner plates and another 206 small plates were donated, along with 98 bowls and 88 mugs. VSPCR chef Samantha Vince says the dishes will be a great addition to her kitchen and will be used to replace broken or chipped dish ware. The kitchen prepares meals for patients as well as reasonably priced food for family members visiting loved ones at the Hudson home. Stan Belczowski, who volunteers at both the VSPCR and the Le Pont/Bridging Food Bank is credited with coordinating the exchange between the two community organizations.