JCI food drive this weekend
Chelsea Powrie - Mar 23, 2021 - Get Involved

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Junior Chamber International Penticton has announced the return of its annual ValleyDrive event in support of local food banks.

For the fourth year running, JCI will be running a food donation drop-off location to help replenish food bank stock, an especially important initiative while stock is low and demand is high.

The teams will have tents set up in the southeast corner of the Cherry Lane Mall parking lot on March 27, with space for people to drive up and drop off their donations safely.

Volunteers will be following all COVID-19 precautions throughout.

“We are a part of this community and are here to help those who need it the most,” ValleyWide organizer Katelin Dahlen said.

“We started this event three years ago, and the community really got behind it, so we wanted to try and keep it going as the need is greater than ever.”

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., drop off your non-perishable food items to help those who need it most. The most needed items include:
• Pork and beans
• Chef Boyardee
• Canned meats
• Pasta sauce
• Canned fruit
• Rice
• Soup
• Small juice boxes
• Bottled water

JCI Penticton, formerly Penticton Jaycees, is a local non-profit that has been serving Penticton and area for more than 80 years, comprised of young individuals aged 18 to 40 who are committed to bettering themselves and their community.

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