Meet Dave. He just won $5,000 to Sendik's.

As many of you know, we recently ran a $5K Grocery Giveaway Promotion through Facebook with our friends at Fox 6 Milwaukee.  For three weeks, we picked a daily winner for a $50 Sendik’s gift card, and on the last day of the contest, one person was selected as the grand prize winner to receive $5,000 to Sendik’s.

We ended up with more than 10,000 entries into the contest, and the selection of all of the winners was randomly generated.

I received the honor of calling our grand prize winner, Dave M. of Waterford, and I couldn’t wait to tell him that he won $5,000 in groceries.  He was shocked when I told him the news– “I never win anything,” he told me.  We set up a time meet at the Sendik’s location of his choice to receive the gift cards and fill out paperwork.

The instant we met Dave and his family, we knew that they were a very deserving family to be receiving this prize.  Dave’s wife, Kim, is battling ovarian cancer for the second time.  Because of her frequent doctor visits and chemotherapy appointments, she isn’t able to work, and the family has relied on the support of others to get them through this hard time.

Dave, Kim and their daughter pose with their winnings.

“This really couldn’t have come at a better time,” Dave said.  “I just can’t believe that out of 10,000 people that entered the contest, we were picked”

Dave and Kim both said it’s important to use part of the gift cards to give back to those that have been so generous to them.  “We plan on donating some food to the food bank and some other families that have been so giving to us while my wife has been sick,” Dave said, “We can’t wait to give back.”

It was a very rewarding and emotional experience to witness such a deserving family be so grateful to win.  Though we had nothing to do with the random selection of the winner, I’m not sure we could have picked a better winner ourselves.

Featured, News, Red Bag Insider | February 26th, 2014