It’s time for ‘Shop with a Cop’ for the Foodbank

The Rotary Club of Southampton in partnership with the Rotary Club of Port Elgin is delighted to announce their support for the “Shop with a Cop” program in support of the Salvation Army Foodbank.

This is the third year Rotary has organized the program after several years of support from the Optimist Club and will take place on Wednesday, December 4th.

Two Grade 6 children from each of G.C. Huston Public School, St Joseph’s, North Port Elementary, and Ecole Port Elgin Saugeen Central have been challenged to shop for exactly $100 worth of groceries for the Foodbank. The students are permitted, a notebook, pencil/pen and a calculator.

Prior to starting the shopping spree, Major Connie Armstrong of the Salvation Army will brief the students on the role of the Foodbank and what food items would be most useful.

Each team will be assisted by a local Police Officer. The Team that collects nearest to $100 of food without exceeding the limit will be declared the winner.

IndependentScott Rowland from Independent has generously agreed to give a further $100 bonus to the winning school’s basket. That means the Food bank will receive up to $500 from this single event.

The shopping is funded by Rotary and in recognition of the students efforts, the winning School will be given a $100 donation to the School Library. The three other participating schools will be given $50 dollars each.

Southampton Rotary President, Rob Hughes and Port Elgin Rotary President Steve Dennison jointly say that, “This fun event raises community awareness, the importance of service to others and the role the Foodbank plays in our community.”

The support received from the Saugeen Shores Police Service and Scott Rowland of Independent has been truly exceptional says Rotary