Store in­cen­tive crea­ti­ve­ly re­pur­po­sed

Dishes go to im­por­tant new home

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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.

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