Thrifty Stores donates to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

New Westminster, B.C. – October 17, 2011 — To celebrate the grand opening, Thrifty Foods has also partnered with nearby Royal Columbian Hospital to raise funds for the hospital’s Foundation. Fundraising activities include a $2,500 Facebook ‘Like’ campaign as well as Thrifty Food’s annual Pumpkins For Charity event.

Running from October 19 to October 31, Thrifty Foods donates a $1 from the sale of each pumpkin sold to local hospital foundations across BC.

Go to and click “Like” at the top of the page and $1 will be donated to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

“We are overjoyed to welcome Thrifty Foods into our neighbourhood given their outstanding commitment to the communities in which they do business,” said Adrienne Bakker, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation President and CEO. “Thrifty Foods has an incredible and long-standing reputation for supporting local initiatives as well as those in need in our communities and we look forward to working with them to raise much needed funds for our hospital.”


For more information, please contact:

Julie Coghlan
Director, Marketing and Communications
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
Direct: 604 523 8860
Cel: 604 360 0517