SLIDESHOW: West Seattle Thriftway shopping spree nets $2200 and a special bonus for WS Food Bank
The West Seattle Thriftway store chose to celebrate 25 years in business by raffling off a $500 shopping spree of Western Family products. The winner of the raffle, Rob Dent, was there with his wife and young daughter, ready to run for the 4 minutes he had to collect as many things as possible in the allotted time.
The raffle raised $2220 for the West Seattle Food Bank and they were presented with a check.
But the store helped out Dent a lot. They walked through the aisles showing him where the products were stocked ahead of time, and placed empty carts in strategic points around the store so he could fill one up and run to the next as Thriftway's Michele Grasso pushed the carts along to help him.
Dent was fast and focused on the high value items as you'd expect, such as meats, and cheeses, then of course canned goods, cereals and more from the wide array of Western Family products.
When he was done he was winded but happy. "I think I need a nap," he said chuckling.
He managed to get 436.24 in his four minute jog and then did something very special. He donated 90% of it directly to the Food Bank.