Rotary annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ set to return at Vanderwerf’s Independent in Port Elgin

Southampton Rotary’s 2022 “Shop With A Cop” is back!  Following a Covid hiatus, the event is set to take place at Vanderwerf’s Independent Grocer this Friday, November 4th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Four teams, each consisting of one Saugeen Shores police officer and two Grade 6 students, will represent four area elementary schools – G.C. Huston, Northport, Port Elgin Saugeen Central and St. Joseph’s Catholic School. The teams will go on a simultaneously timed 30- minute shopping spree to help stock the Salvation Army Food Bank.

The team that comes closest to $150 worth of items currently needed at the Food Bank, without going over the $150, will win a prize for their school, and other participating schools will receive a consolation prize.  Southampton Rotary Club will pay for the items collected and Vanderwerf’s Independent Grocer will also donate an extra $100 worth of groceries, in the winning school’s name, to the Food Bank.

A representative from the Food Bank will be there to coach the teams on what the Food Bank most needs at the moment, but after that, it’s up to these “dream teams” to work their mathematical skills under time pressure.

Southampton Rotary wishes good luck to all the teams and a big thank you to the Saugeen Shores Police Service, Vanderwerf’s Independent Grocer and our local schools for freeing up these brave contestants to be part of this worthwhile event.  In the end, the fun will translate into fewer empty cupboards in our area.

To view a previous Shop with a Cop, CLICK HERE