Cashier goes ‘above and beyond’ for food bank

AN EMPLOYEE at a local store took it upon herself to make sure customers helped out the Terrace Churches Food Bank.

ALEISHA SINDIA receives thanks from John Wiebenga

AN EMPLOYEE at a local store took it upon herself to make sure customers helped fill a large bin with items for the Terrace Churches Food Bank.

Aleisha Sindia, cashier at Real Canadian Wholesale Store, noticed there was only one item donated at the end of the store’s first week of a two-week food drive.

She decided to take it upon herself to get the bin filled and would would ask customers if they’d like to donate and point out that some no name items were only 89 cents or three for a certain price.

And the donations began to fill the bin.

By the end of the second week, the bin was filled and overflowing.

“It’s a national program run twice a year and we’ve never seen this kind of response,” said food bank vice-president John Wiebenga about the store’s food drive.

“This will help look after alot of people and that is the bottom line.”

Aleisha was also recognized for going above and beyond her job with a pin from the store’s management that she wears on her shirt.

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