CMP Automotive Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC teamed up with Sobey’s, and the Calgary Food Bank early in December to hold the 9th annual Grocery Dash. Twelve lucky CMP customers were chosen to participate on December 18, each having 60 seconds to dash through the aisles of the Forest Lawn Sobeys in Calgary grabbing as much free food as possible. The lucky participants were able to load up on a heap-load of stuff!
Stuart Perry of CMP automotive took a moment to thank his customers, and everyone involved: “This event is all about helping the city of Calgary, with the Calgary Food Bank… We’d like to thank all of our customers for coming down. We have been doing this for nine years, three years at Sobey’s, so we’re grateful for the Forest Lawn Sobey’s team. We selected 12 customers to have a 60 second run, as well we have all the media outlets running for the food bank.”
Sponsors from Postmedia participated, as well as representatives from General Motors, the Calgary Food Bank, and members of CMP Automotives staff. Everything they were able to grab was donated to the Calgary Food Bank. These dashing do-gooders were able to collect over $5 thousand for the Food Bank, which experiences higher than normal demand over the holiday season. A yule-tide loot ripe with baby diapers, formula and dairy will certainly help families in need, according to Shawna Ogsten of the Calgary Food Bank:
“It’s so important that our hampers meet the Canada Food Guide, so to have things like milk, yogurt and cheese gives us the protein that we need in those family’s hampers… We’ve got to make sure we get things like 2% milk, and 3% milk for families with kids.”
If you’re thinking of buying a new or used car, truck, or SUV, come on down to CMP Automotive, and maybe you’ll end up dashing down the aisles in next year’s Grocery Dash. CMP Automotive is the #1 GM dealer in Western Canada, with over 1000 new and used vehicles in inventory and certified service, parts and body shop department.