UPDATED: Local vendor aims to fight hunger… One jewelry piece at a time

UPDATE: 130 items sold, with 22 businesses matching. A new total of 2,860 items to be donated.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Today many vendors packed the North Peace Arena for the Moose FM block party, but Kim Livingstone was selling with a purpose.

Livingstone runs Sand and Stone Jewelry. She issued a challenge to local companies, for every piece of jewelry that she sells today, she will donate 1 food item to local food banks.

With the oil and gas downturn, Livingstone said that she knows the need is extremely high for those needing food, and that shelves are empty, something she wants to help change. She said her family is fortunate, but she knows many aren’t.

As of late Saturday afternoon, 15 businesses have agreed to match Livingstone’s donations. She has sold 120 items so far. That means, 15 food items for every piece sold, which at 5:00 pm on Sunday, equals 1800 food items.

Livingstone said on Sunday that she was excited to see how big of a impact they could make, and that is was great to see so many companies wanting to get involved.

The final total was 130 items purchased, 16 companies which comes to a total of 2,080 food items going to food banks.

The following companies accepted Kim’s challenge:

  • Sand and Stone Jewelry
  • Rustic Country Decor
  • Amanda’s No Frills
  • Five Star Martial Arts
  • Amanda Wagner – Century 21
  • Lana Hamilton Photography
  • Burnley Enterprises Ltd.
  • Energetic Services Ltd.
  • Unforgettable Memories & Canadian Grind
  • PeeJay Contracting
  • Techmation Electric
  • Candoo Oilfield Services
  • Pembina Pipeline
  • Nortech Advance NDT
  • Urban Systems Ltd
  • North Peace Optometry
  • Rae Fehr Photography
  • MRC Global Midfield
  • Peace Country Rentals
  • AJ Forsyth
  • Remax Action Realty
  • Daron Knipe Welding Ltd.