Holiday Food Drive Starts Today at Best Buy

    Stores across the country to collect donations for local food banks and
    give cash contribution

    BURNABY, BC, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - Starting today and continuing until
December 16, Best Buy Canada stores will collect non-perishable food items and
other household items for local food banks in each of the communities where we
have stores. In addition, a cash donation totaling over $50,000 will be made
by the company.
    Food bins have been placed in an area at the front of the stores, making
it simple for customers already planning on visiting the retail locations and
also convenient for others just driving by the stores to contribute to an
important cause at a crucial time of year.
    "The holiday season is a time of need for too many in our local
communities across the country and we are thrilled to be able to bring some
holiday cheer into these families' lives with what we're hoping will be
thousands of pounds of food and other essential items," said Charles Tobin,
vice president of operations, Best Buy. "With over 750,000 people across
Canada using a food bank in one month, food banks are always in need of
additional support. Best Buy has chosen to hold this food drive during our
busiest season so that it's easy for the thousands already planning to visit
our stores to help support a number of the over 34% of food banks across the
country that can't meet their demand."
    Details of Best Buy's Holiday Food Drive are available at, including a list of some of the items in highest
demand. While any non-perishable food item or household product will be
accepted, please consider contributing the following:

    -   Soup
    -   Juice boxes
    -   Cereal
    -   Baby supplies

    Best Buy is partnering with Volunteer Canada, the leader on volunteerism
in Canada, for national logistical and communications support of the food
drive. The organization is a vital conduit in this project, facilitating the
distribution of goods to the various food banks.

    About Best Buy Stores - Canada

    Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:  BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer ( of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates
the Geek Squad (, a technology service provider specializing
in computer support and home theatre installation. There are currently
48 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and
    Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
their local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program
described at
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit

For further information:

For further information: Heather Seabrook, Best Buy Communications,
(604) 412-1011 or; Scott Morris, Best Buy
Communications, (778) 452-3412 or

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