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Stop Hunger In Its Tracks

November 30th, 2012 by laurie

Like any corporation who is socially responsible, the Nanaimo Airport Commission (NAC) understands we have an important role to play in our communities.

In the last year alone, the Nanaimo Airport Commission has made many contributions to community campaigns and organizations.  Everything from sponsoring two bursaries for area high school students, to helping VIU bring in the Women’s National Volleyball Championship, and Cops for Cancer to reach its goals, to making donations for numerous golf tournaments, fundraisers and community events. But the NAC largest contribution of the year is yet to come.

“We are really excited to be working with Glacier Media Group, Dodd’s Furniture, Fairway Market and Air Canada on this new campaign,” explains Mike Hooper, President and CEO of the Nanaimo Airport.  “In late November we kicked off what we hope will become an annual event to fill the food banks in 5 communities including Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Duncan and Ladysmith”.

This year’s theme is “Stop Hunger in its Tracks”, will include the construction of a can train in the terminal.  There are two ways for residents to get involved until January 7th:

Help us finish the train – stop by either Dodd’s Furniture or Fairway Market and make a 14oz canned food donation for a chance to win either a $500 Fairway Market Gift Card or a Pub Style table set from Dodd’s.

Whistle Stop Community Challenge residents who make a food donation at the airport will be able to enter the draw for return airfare for two on Air Canada in North America. Nearly 4,000 cans of food will be using to construct a train.  At the end of the campaign the train will be percentage allocated to the 5 communities food banks based on donations.  That means the more your community gives, the higher the percentage of the train’s cans your community will receive.

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