Some work days, wearing those worn down, faded out, perfect fitting pair of favourite jeans is all an employee can ask for when heading out for another Tuesday on the job.
Now local workers may be allowed to earn that right from their managers while helping replenish the dwindled food reserves at the Salvation Army food bank on Tuesday, August 25.
Businesses are invited to ‘Stuff That Bus!’ on August 25, by bringing a bag of non-perishable food items to the ATB parking lot from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to fill up a school bus of food items that hopes to help children of families facing the recession start the school year on a full stomach.
“It started with the Foodbank struggling with food reserves right now,” says organizer Heather Colberg, who got the idea from another town.
“I know it’s a crazy idea but I think it will work. I know my own staff gets ecstatic when I tell them they can wear jeans to the office the next day,” Colberg said, who hopes the event catches on in the valley.
Southland transportation has donated the use of the school bus, and Tony Lacher of the Alberta Treasury Branch is donating use of the bank parking lot.
“It was just a wingy idea that I thought would fly,” Colberg said while adding with the face of the economy right now, there are a lot of people out of work.”
“I have a kid in school, and I couldn’t handle if she went to school hungry,” said Colberg, who hopes the event will catch the eye, or butts, of the employees of Drumheller.