The Moose Jaw Co-op is once again looking to fill the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank’s shelves with its annual Good Buy to Hunger campaign. 

The food drive, in partnership with CPKC Rail and Golden West, kicked off this past weekend and runs until Dec. 15. 

Those shopping at the Moose Jaw Co-op food store can purchase Good Buy Hunger food bags for $10 each with all of the food going to the food bank. 

“I have a variety of food in there. You get some pasta, pasta sauce, soup, ramen noodles, things that the food bank really needs,” said grocery manager Tim Wonsiak. 

Last year, Good Buy to Hunger sold 1,890 food bags or nearly 19,000 lbs of food that went to the food bank. 

Wonsiak said each year the community always steps up for the Good Buy to Hunger food drive. 

“I’ve seen people buy up to 10-20 bags at a time, just individuals. Not only that, we have local businesses that really step up to the plate and do an amazing job and donate as much as they can. We really appreciate the local business support as well,” he said. 

Meanwhile, for the Avonlea location, the Avonlea School is collecting food donations until Dec. 15. 

Once the campaign wraps up, the food store team, with help from the Moose Jaw Fire Department, will deliver the food to the food bank. 

The Good Buy to Hunger Food Drive runs in conjunction with the CPKC Rail Holiday Train, which will feature country artists Dallas Smith and MacKenzie Porter. The Holiday Train will be rolling into Moose Jaw on Dec. 18 at 7:45 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. 

You can find out more about the Holiday Train here

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