Businesses fund Starfish program
Casey Richardson - Sep 12, 2022 - Get Involved

Photo: Contributed Eagles president Harley Elasoff presents the latest donation cheque to Starfish chair Tracy Van Raes.

The Penticton Starfish pack project has been receiving some major donations as the school year heads into full swing.

The Rotary Club of Penticton started the Starfish Backpack Program in April 2017 as a response to teachers being concerned over local elementary school kids heading home and having to worry about where food for weekend meals would come from.

The organization shared that the latest bake sale at Two Peas In A Pod Childcare Centre was a smashing success, raising $1,460 for Starfish.

To date, Two Peas has donated $3,335 to help feed kids in need.

The Penticton Eagles 4281 used funds come from Eagles members and the community supporting meat draws, Friday night dinners and other initiatives for their donation of $2,275 to Starfish on Thursday. To date, the Eagles have raised $8,296.

Penticton Fountain Tire took money from flat repairs in August and gifted it to Starfish, which led to a $3,974 donation.

Starfish Chair Tracy Van Raes thanked everyone who has helped out and donated lately, making a difference in feeding kids on weekends all year long.

For September, the staff at RONA will be collecting donations at the till for Starfish as a part of the “local heroes campaign.”

For more information, visit the Starfish Pack program on its website here or its Facebook page.

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