The Mission van parked outside the Western Market to receive goods

The four area Western Supermarket stores closed their doors for the final time on Saturday, but the company ensured that the Jimmie Hale Mission, along with a few other local charities, benefited in the wake of the company’s liquidation.

Paul grabs canned goods off the shelf at the Highland Ave. location

Various non-profits were selected to receive the remaining products from each site Monday morning and the Mission was blessed with more than $30,000 worth of food, medicine, and personal hygiene products from the Highland Avenue location.

Clients load items into the Mission van

Western and the Mission had a long-standing partnership. Just after the first of the year the organization donated nearly $8,500 to the Mission thanks to the support of its patrons and the Scan-A-Meal program – a fundraiser Western conducted for 18 years. In that span, shoppers ensured more than 100,000 meals were served to the hungry and hurting from the Birmingham area thanks to donations that climbed north $200,000.