Sunday, December 21st7.4°C
24563
24277
Photo: Contributed - Nicole Venables
Photo: Contributed - Nicole Venables

Sally Ann's van very full

by - Story: 43617


The current economic troubles didn’t stop Central Okanagan residents from helping out a worthy cause over the weekend.

The Fill the Van for the Sally Ann food drive on Saturday was very successful.

Organizer Wade Webb says they raised tens of thousands of dollars and approximately two tonnes of food.

“At first, I thought it was going to be a slow year, then people just started showing up. People were coming up with grocery carts packed full of food and clothing and saying ’here you go!’ It was a great day,” says Webb.

He says although they have just started counting the cash donations, they expect the total to be between 30 and 40 thousand dollars.

“As for food donations, the Salvation Army’s storage facility is very full. We filled 18 wooden pallets, the four by four pallets used to ship materials. Each one was filled about six feet high and we have 18 of them filled. It’s just amazing how generous people are, especially considering all the doom and gloom talk about the economy you hear these days.”

Webb says the food will be sorted and volunteers will begin handing it out this coming week.


Read more Kelowna News

24469


Recent Trending



24130

20010




FEATURED Property
21547901337 Green Bay Road
5 bedrooms 6 baths
$3,495,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading








24292

Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

Dixie
Dixie Kelowna SPCA >




20327



24057



Okanagan Quick Links City of Kelowna
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Transit
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna
Central Okanagan
Regional District

District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
Interior Health
UBC Okanagan
Okanagan College
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library


Kelowna City Council Audio
Audio
December 15, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Live broadcasts, archives, schedule >


Member of BC Press Council
22842