| Mar 08, 2007

Feature Article - March 8, 2007

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Feature Article - March 8, 2007

Lions Club grocery dash benefits FoodBankby Jeff Green

Greta McQuaid didn’t take long to decide what to do when she won the Lions Club’s three-minute shopping spree at the Sharbot Lake Freshmart store.

“The Food Bank needs supplies way more than I do,” Greta said in explaining her decision to pass her prize to the North Frontenac Food Bank.

A group of Lions members and store employees joined Greta McQuaid last Thursday morning at 8:30am to watch as Liz Scott, a volunteer with the food bank, motored through the store in search of Food Bank items.

Liz Scott needed a game plan because there were some rules she had to follow. She was limited to two of each item, although she could grab whole flats of products where they were available. Since she was shopping for the Food bank, she had to forego all frozen or perishable foods, so it was quite a challenge to maximise her time.


So, as Lion Dave Hansen called out the time at 15 second intervals, Liz Scott dashed off to the canned food section, tossing soups stews into her first cart. By the time she reached the three minute mark, a flushed Liz Scott had filled three carts with coffee, peanut butter, canned goods and cereals, spending a total of $300 in Lions’ Club money.

Well before the store opened at 9:00 a.m., the total had been tallied and the food wheeled right over to the Food Bank to stock the shelves.

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