Starting on Oct. 17, a grocery delivery service for those in need will be available from Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge.
Thrifty Foods Sendial Program is a grocery delivery service geared towards people who are seniors, have been injured, or have some other physical impediment to prevent them from independently shopping.
Three people have applied for the service so far.
Wendy Blaney, a frontend manager at Thrifty Foods said that eight or nine people attended an orientation meeting for volunteers last week.
Sendial volunteers call customers, take orders, and shop for groceries during the week. Thrifty Foods home delivery drivers then assist by delivering the orders in food-safe, refrigerated vans to the doors and, in some cases, into the homes of those in need.
"This program is exceptional. It's a great service," said Blaney.
The program was started in 1987 by Thrifty Foods customer Prue Cunningham and Thrifty Foods co-founder Alex A. Campbell.
Maple Ridge residents who are interested in this service may visit Haney Place customer service desk (11895 226th St.), call Thrifty Foods Customer Service at 1-800667-8280, or visit www. thriftyfoods.com/sendial.
Job fair at library
On Friday there will be a job fair at the Maple Ridge Library. It runs from noon to 7 p.m. and is part of the BC Jobs Plan.
The 24 job fairs across B.C., expected to run between now and November, will connect people who are looking for work with employers looking for qualified employees.
Exhibitors at the fair in Maple Ridge will include Advanced Nutrients, BC Construction Association, BC Corrections, Canadian Forces, Get Youth Working, HUB International, Tim Hortons, and more.
Sector 2814 Comics and Toys celebrated its grand opening recently at its new location at #190 22550 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
They started in an old second-hand bookstore in 2007, and have spent the last five years building the store.
Sector 2814 Comics and Toys has grown quickly and has become a community-friendly business. They donate to various fundraisers like Pathfinders, cancer societies, and several grad celebrations. They also sell to school libraries with a special discount.
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