Shelves looking bare at Penticton Fill the Food Gap non-profit hamper program

Hamper program needs help

With kids back in school, a Penticton non-profit group dedicated to making sure no one goes hungry needs a little extra help keeping their shelves stocked.

Fill the Food Gap Penticton is a low-barrier food hamper project that serves anyone in the community who needs a hand staying fed.

They rely on donations to continue, and at the moment, they are out of key items.

"We can always use any non perishable items but we are completely out of Soup, beans, and canned meat like tuna and chicken," reads an update on their social media Monday.

"We are also out of cereal, peanut butter, pasta and sauces."

With school back in session, they are also receiving numerous requests for kids school snacks and juices.

"If anyone is in a position to help with a few items, we'd be grateful. Thank you for your support."

Donations can be dropped off at the United Church on Main Street, at the side door that reads S.O.S. Volunteer Centre.

For more information about Fill the Food Gap and how to get involved, click here.

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