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Sobeys and Safeway prepare and deliver more than $25K of food hampers to WBFB

The Sobeys and Safeway teams in town have stepped up, even though two locations were affected by flooding.

The teams worked to donate and deliver more than $25,000 in food hampers to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

Carla, who owns Sobeys Thickwood, said she’s inspired every day by her staff who have been working around the clock.

“This is a terrible situation and it’s hard on everybody, but I’m inspired every day by how our Sobeys Thickwood family has jumped in to make sure our community gets the food they need.”

She said the Calgary team packed the hampers so the Fort McMurray staff could focus on serving local customers during the flood.

Bhullar Trucking donated the cost of bringing the hampers from Calgary into Fort McMurray.

She added that when the boil water advisory came into effect, they had loads of water delivered the next day.

They also delivered food, water, pop and treats to evacuees and workers.

Sobeys Lac La Biche also prepared food deliveries for remote communities like Fort McMurray First Nation 468.

Sobeys Clearwater remains closed and Safeway has re-opened.