Save-On-Foods store managers Zade Cawley (University Heights), Ross Prenderghast (Vic West), Roger Junker (Tillicum) and Ted Pigeon (Fort/Foul Bay) stacked $1,224 worth of food and gift cards during Thursday’s drop off to stock the pantry at Jeneece Place. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Save-On-Foods grocers stock the shelves at Jeneece Place

Jeneece Place pantry, kitchen available to families of sick kids

For the third straight year local Greater Victoria Save-On-Foods grocery stores stocked the pantry at Jeneece Place with more than $1,200 worth of food and gift certificates.

The actual donation is $1,224 in total, including $300 in gift cards, to help feed the families visiting sick kids enduring long stays at Victoria General Hospital.

In six years Jeneece Place has hosted nearly 1,500 families, of which about 850 have returned at least once, bringing the total number of family visits to 2,350.

The house has a large kitchen and pantry so families can eat close to the hospital without breaking their food budget.

“[The Save-On-Foods] donations make a huge difference to people’s experience at the house,” said Christina Peacock, Jeneece Place house manager. “The foods they bring stock our pantry, and for families who are under huge stress, being able to simply go into the pantry and find things to make a meal takes a considerable load off their shoulders.”

Volunteers come in to the house and prep the meals for families.

reporter@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Shoebox Project reaches out to women in crisis

Boxes are distributed to transition homes

Pearkes book sale will have 15,000 titles

Some seek volume of books while others hunt early editions in annual Saanich sale

Colwood mayor pitches ferry as commuter alternative

Mayor Rob Martin says different modes of transportation need to be considered

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Road rescue near Sayward points to volunteer need

Fire department recruits can be tough for small, remote communities

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

Port Alberni convenience store robbed

Police still searching for suspect

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Most Read