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June 14, 2019

Raise a glass -- and raise some funds -- for BC food banks in a challenging season

Vancouver, BC Summer is often a time when food banks across the province struggle to keep their shelves stocked. That’s why JAK’S Beer Wine & Spirits is kicking off the summer sipping season by giving back to food banks across the province.

On Saturday, June 22 ten percent of sales from all JAK’S 14 locations will be donated to food banks across BC. That’s something we can all raise a glass to!

“Our busiest weekend of the year falls at a time when food banks across BC are struggling to keep their shelves stocked,” said Tim Dumas, Director of Sales and Marketing at JAK’S. “We see this as an opportunity to raise a glass with our guests, and raise money and awareness for food banks across BC at the same time.”  

With 14 JAK’S locations across the province, local food banks will be supported in Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Penticton, Williams Lake, and Campbell River.

“The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is extremely grateful to JAK’S for donating 10% of sales from six of their locations in our catchment area! The GVFB has locations in Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver where we serve 7,000 people each week,” said Cynthia Boulter, Chief Development Officer, Greater Vancouver Food Bank. “The support of our communities means the world to us, and fundraisers like JAK’S Gives Back not only raise much needed funds, but they raise awareness about the ever-increasing need for food support across BC. With our 3:1 buying power, JAK’S donations will triple in value when we use them to purchase healthy, nutritious food for our clients.”


JAK’S Gives Back Details

Join JAK’S on Saturday, June 22 to stock up on your favourite seasonal beverages and make a difference doing it! Guests can sip while they shop as JAK’S will feature local beer and wine tastings throughout the day, along with a chance to win an ultimate night out in Vancouver prize package.


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About JAK’S Beer Wine & Spirits

JAK’S is a fourth-generation family operated liquor retailer based in BC. With 14 stores across Metro Vancouver, Penticton, Campbell River, and Williams Lake, JAK’S shares its passion for people and spirits across the province. JAK’S is dedicated to offering unique product selections, outstanding service and unmatched in-store experiences.


For more information about JAK’S Gives Back please contact Jessica Gares / jessica@kismetcomms.ca / 778.233.5372