Penticton community fills up van for 'People Helping Pantries' food drive

Donations pile in

Donation items and cash poured in on Saturday to help out those in need this Thanksgiving weekend for the 'People Helping Pantries' food drive.

Total Restoration and Kettle Valley Memorial teamed up to help the Penticton Eagles host their yearly food drive, in support of Keep the Cold Off Penticton's ongoing low-barrier food hamper program.

Over $600 in cash and gift cards were received, along with plenty of non-perishable food items that filled up a large van.

Those who missed the food drive you can still drop off items at Total Restoration and Kettle Valley Memorial in Penticton.

There will still be donations needed after Thanksgiving too, which Keep the Cold Off is always grateful to accept. Non-perishables, as well as warm clothing and footwear, unopened hygiene products, flashlights and candles, backpacks and bags, and more can help.

For more information on Keep the Cold Off and their hamper program, either to donate or inquire about receiving a hamper, text Cherith at 250-462-9587 or send a message to their Facebook group here.

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