Tasty treats help feed kids
Colin Dacre - May 02, 2023 - Get Involved

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It’s Smile Cookie Week across Canada at Tim Hortons.

In Kelowna, the fundraiser will be going to help the YMCA of Southern Interior BC feed local children.

Last year the campaign raised $15 million for charities across the country. Taking place from May 1 to 7, the full amount of each Smile Cookie sold in Kelowna Tim Hortons restaurants will go to the YMCA.

Since 2013, Tim Hortons restaurants in Kelowna have been supporting the Y’s Healthy Snack Program through their Smile Cookie campaign. The donation ensures more than 600 children participating in Y preschool or out-of-school care programs will receive nutritious snacks every day.

“Our team members are excited to continue working with our local charity partner, the YMCA of Southern Interior BC, to raise as much as possible to support their child care programs,” local Tim Hortons owners Travis and Lori Olsvik said in a press release.

“We challenge business owners and community members to reward their teams with Smile Cookies in support of local kids. It’s the double double of charity! Treat those around you and ensure all children in Y care can receive healthy food their families may not have access to.”

Added YMCA child care vice-president: “With soaring food costs, more and more families are struggling to afford nutritious food and an increasing number of children are coming to us hungry.

“Funds raised through the Smile Cookie campaign help us ensure all children in our care receive daily healthy snacks to help them grow and thrive.”

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