UPDATE: Local BC Liquor, BC Cannabis stores raise $2,600 for food bank

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UPDATE: Edited to add the local numbers for the Share-a-Bear campaign.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Liquor (BCL) and BC Cannabis Stores (BCCS) in Fort St. John raised a total of $2,673 for the local Salvation Army food bank over the holidays.

The campaign ran across the province from November 12th to December 31st to support Food Banks BC.

The BC Cannabis store raised $2,124, while the BC Liquor store raised $549 locally.

BCL and BCCS have raised more than $3.4 million for Food Banks BC since April 2020.

Additionally, BCL customers supported the Share-a-Bear campaign through the holidays.

Customers could buy a pair of stuffed bears, one to take home, and one to be donated to a local charity.

Locally, 1,620 bears were sold by the end of the day on January 25th.

Teddy bears in a Share a Bear campaign cardboard set up in a BC Liquor store in Fort St. John.
Share-a-Bear campaign in BC Liquor Store Fort St. John. (Shailynn Foster, Energeticcity.ca)

Across the province, 16,151 bears so far have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and other charities.

The bears will be available for purchase at BCL stores until mid-February.

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