Rotary ‘Shop with a Cop’ supports the Food Bank

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 second year Rotary has organized the program after several years of support from the Optimist Club.

Two Grade 6 children from GC 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.

Scott 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 3 other participating schools will be given $50 dollars each.

Mary-Adele O’Gorman – Youth & Vocational Chair said “ This fun event raises community awareness, the importance of service to others and the role the Foodbank plays in our community”. The support we have received from the Saugeen Shores Police Service and Scott Rowland of Independent has been truly exceptional.