Jak’s gave back – more than $20,000 in fact.
A total of $20,107 was raised by Jak’s locations across B.C. through the Jak’s Gives Back initiative on June 22 during which it donated 10 per cent of all sales at all 14 B.C. locations to local food banks.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank, which is based in Burnaby and serves the North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster, will be receiving the largest chunk of that cash – $7,648.50 to be exact – thanks to help from the six Jak’s liquor stores in its catchment area, including two in Burnaby and one New West.
“Many [customers said] they waited until Saturday to stock up on their favourite summer products to support their local food bank,” said Tim Dumas, director of sales and marketing at Jak’s.
Whereas summer months offer some of the busiest weekends for liquor stores, those same months can be the most challenging for food banks.