JCI hosting annual food drive
Chelsea Powrie - May 22, 2024 - Get Involved

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JCI Penticton is looking forward to hosting its seventh annual Valley Food Drive this weekend.

On Saturday (May 25) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cherry Lane Mall parking lot, the public is welcome to come on down with donations of food and hygienic products.

Every year JCI—Junior Chamber International—chooses a different charity to support. This year all donations are going to the Ooknakane Friendship Centre.

“We chose the Ooknakane Friendship Centre because of their dedication to their mission to deliver accessible programs and services that support Indigenous peoples living in urban areas and away from home to achieve their vision of health, wellness, and prosperity,” JCI Penticton said in a press release.

“During the difficult times with the increased cost of living, specifically the cost of food, we want to make a positive impact in the community. We encourage businesses and individuals alike to donate. We have brought on a sponsor, Total Restoration, that will help us with transportation of all the donations.”

Total Restorations also has a bin set up at its location for donations leading up to the event.

“We encourage other businesses that want to make an impact to contact our committee chair Kriss Campbell at [email protected] about having a box for donations for their employees or customers.”

All are welcome at the event on Saturday. Anyone looking to volunteer, meet some people and make an impact can find out more here.

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