Penticton Feedway Foundation distributes $150k to community thanks to generous donations

$150k back to community

Penticton's Feedway Foundation has distributed $150,800 in donations to a variety of community groups.

The organization held the Business Gives Back charitable event in November at the Penticton Lakeside Resort to gather funds, raising yet more at a recent comedy night and gathering grants, corporate and individual donations.

A chain of cash donations also came in from local community members and businesses in honour of the late Neil Jamieson, a founding member of the foundation with a fierce dedication to supporting kids' food programs in schools.

The Feedway Foundation runs breakfast programs from start to finish at five elementary schools in Penticton, serving 1,000 meals a week through the help of 60 volunteers with a budget of $60,000 for the entire school year.

In addition, the foundation supports all other schools in the district that have food programs through small cash donations.

"[Business Gives Back] would not be possible without our local business leaders and community members who sponsor, donate and attend this event, even in a difficult economy, they are supporting the event to fill the need," said Johnny Aantjes, on behalf of the foundation.

A full list of donation recipients from the 2023 Business Gives Back event is as follows:

  • SD67 Schools / Penticton Breakfast Club $73,103.06
  • Okanagan Humane Society $27,500.00
  • ALERT $21,900.00
  • JCI - Penticton $10,996.94
  • Critteraid $3,800.00
  • JumpStart $2,500.00
  • Discovery House $2,000.00
  • SOWINS $2,000.00
  • United Way $1,000.00
  • South Okanagan Children’s Charity $1,000.00
  • Cadets: Army / Air $2,000.00
  • AlleyCats Alliance $1,000.00
  • The Foundry $1,000.00
  • Agur Lake Camp $1,000.00

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