Thanks­giv­ing Food Drive

The Daily Courier - - WESTSIDE WEEKLY -

Did you know that lo­cal food banks in B.C. help feed more than 100,000 peo­ple each month?

These food banks do not re­ceive gov­ern­ment fund­ing and rely solely on the pub­lic for do­na­tions.

Many would go hun­gry if not for the gen­eros­ity of neigh­bours like you. Your sup­port will help ll peo­ple with hope.

Food drive or­ga­niz­ers will not ring your door­bell on col­lec­tion day and they will not so­licit fi­nan­cial do­na­tions. Your con­tri­bu­tion will go di­rectly to your lo­cal food bank.

To do­nate, there are sev­eral ways. If you have a food-bank plas­tic bag and flyer, place un­opened, non-per­ish­able food in the bag with the yer at­tached, and place them on your doorstep in clear view. If your doorstep is not vis­i­ble from the road, or you have a long or steep drive­way, place the bags at the end of your drive­way, near the road, ready for pickup by 9:30 a.m.

If the bag op­tion isn’t avail­able to you, you can drop off do­na­tions at SaveOn-Foods in West Kelowna from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Satur­day.

Save-On-Foods at Or­chard Plaza and Costco in Kelowna will also be ac­cept­ing do­na­tions, also from 11 a.m. to 2 p. m. You can also drop off do­na­tions at the food bank. Items of Need In­clude: • Pasta & pasta sauce; canned fruits and veg­eta­bles; stuff­ing mix; canned cran­ber­ries; Boost; baby Food (all ages); for­mula; di­a­pers sizes 3-4; baby wipes and gluten free items.

Con­trib­uted

Gor­don Oliver,left, pub­lic af­fairs di­rec­tor for the B.C. Thanks­giv­ing Food Drive; Lenetta Parry of the Cen­tral Okana­gan Food Bank, Kelowna mayor Colin Bas­ran and West Kelowna mayor Doug Find­later at a press con­fer­ence dis­cussing the sev­enth an­nual B.C. Thanks­giv­ing Food Drive.

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