Sandeep Sandeep, proprietor of Eden IGA attended the meeting of Essci, Eden's own service club, to make a donation of $360 from the store's community chest.
The money is derived from products branded 'Community Co' and is available to be distributed into the local community.
Sandeep praised Essci for the work it does in the community and said that he was impressed by the way the club involved itself in community events such as the Whale Festival and the Christmas Carnival.
President of Essci, Jeff Swane thanked Sandeep for the support that the IGA had given to the service club, particularly in the supply of provisions for its barbecues, and sometimes at very short notice.
In closing Sandeep extended the IGA donation with a personal donation of his own to Essci in recognition of the club's value to the local community.
The money is raised in a number of ways but predominantly through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label.