Grocery Outlet helps poor |

Grocery Outlet helps poor

The Grocery Outlet is asking the community to help identify families who need assistance buying food.

The discount food store has set up donation canisters at each register and is asking for written nominations, in 50 words or less, describing a local family in need.

The store will then select one family per month to give a $100 food gift card to be used at Grocery Outlet.

This a new twist to annual donations the store gave to food banks in the past.

“We’re trying to hit closer to individual families. We thought this would be more one on one and personal,” said Lori Bascom who owns the store with her husband Tim.

At Christmas time, the Bascom’s gave $100 gift cards and blankets to two families in need.

Bascom said as long as the community shows support for the project, the store will try to keep it going indefinitely. Food and cash donations are being accepted.

For more information call 477-6961 or drop by the store located at 616 Sutton Way.

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