Food coupon program relaunches in Victoria grocery stores

Mustard Seed is helping refocus the spotlight on the grocery store charity program

  • Sep. 28, 2013 6:00 a.m.

With the number of people using food banks on the rise in the province and donations to B.C. Sharing down, the Mustard Seed is helping refocus the spotlight on the grocery store charity program.

B.C. Sharing coupons, which allow food banks to buy fresh produce for redistribution, are available for purchase at participating grocery outlets around the Capital Region. Customers can add $2 onto their grocery bill at the till, a donation that goes to Food Banks B.C., of which the Mustard Seed, Sidney Lions and Goldstream food banks are members.

The newly designed coupons contain stories about the people who use food banks. For more information, visit the Mustard Seed online at bit.ly/1eI9BV8.