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Save-On-Foods Teams up With 4-H to Expand Youth Clubs Across Western Canada

(October 16, 2020 – Vernon, B.C.) Western Canada’s largest grocery retailer, Save-On-Foods, is partnering with the 4-H British Columbia to help connect young leaders of tomorrow with 4-H youth clubs in hundreds of communities.

4-H British Columbia has more than 130 clubs across the province with more than 2,000 members.

“We are extremely excited about all the possibilities that come with this new Western Canadian partnership and the opportunity to work with our 4-H colleagues in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. What a great way to facilitate the engagement and empowerment of our youth members,” 

said Aleda Welch, Manager of 4-H British Columbia.

“Save-On-Foods is committed to supporting local businesses, farmers, and ranchers, and together, we are dedicated to growing the next generation of business and community leaders. 4-H British Columbia is pleased to participate in this generous partnership with Save-On-Foods to give back to communities across British Columbia.”

“We are proud to support 4-H in its mission to develop the next generation of Canadian leaders by helping them connect with more of their neighbours in our stores from B.C. to Manitoba,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “Supporting local has always been important to Save-On-Foods, and we are thrilled to help 4-H get its program in urban centres through the support of our stores.”

“We look forward to working with Save-on-Foods and investing in the future leaders of tomorrow, while strengthening our communities in the process. 4-H BC is very proud of this generous partnership with Save-On-Foods that will give back to communities across British Columbia”, added Aleda Welch.

Save-On-Foods will support 4-H communities in British Columbia through a variety of funding, engagement, and activation opportunities throughout the duration of their partnership.

About Save-On-Foods

Save-On-Foods is committed to Going the Extra Mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood by carrying more than 2,500 locally-made products from more than 2,000 local growers and producers, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years. Save-On-Foods, its supplier partners, team members and generous customers have donated more than $30 million to children’s hospitals and contribute $3 million in donations to food banks across Western Canada each year.

About 4-H British Columbia

4-H BC is one of Canada’s leading youth organizations committed to developing young people who are empowered leaders with the skills to make positive changes in all communities across British Columbia. Through the efforts of our world class volunteers and a team of dedicated staff we are able to deliver top notch youth development programming that equips and prepares our youth members to become the leaders of tomorrow. 4-H BC is proud to partner with 4-H Canada in providing national and international travel opportunities that contribute to our youth members’ growth and future success.