In 2020, Tourmaline Oil Corp. sponsored the Salvation Army's food truck and this year the torch is being passed on to Surepoint Group.
The Salvation Army uses the truck to transport pre-packaged food and recyclables from the Atco Two Rivers Lodge at Site C, as well as surplus food from local grocers.
Last year, the Two Rivers Lodge pre-packaged close to 40,000 pounds of food for the Salvation Army, and the food recovery program has saved 250,000 pounds of food from ending up in the landfill since 2018.
"This is a unique partnership that we have been able to establish because of the initiative of leaders like Tourmaline," said Salvation Army Executive Director Jared Braun.
"The sponsorship they provided and now pass on through the commitment of the Surepoint Group, will allow us to continue to serve and feed hundreds of people in Fort St. John and the surrounding area. Both these companies have set an excellent example of not just doing business in a community but also for the community.”
The Salvation Army began making trips to the camp last year with the support from Tourmaline, made to address food security for vulnerable community members in the area.
"Commitment to community is key in how we operate because we care for people," said Surepoint Group CEO Trevor Muir. "We look forward to developing a relationship with the Salvation Army and opportunities to continue to support our Fort St. John community."
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