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Kelowna high school collecting gobblers in annual Turkey Drive

All turkeys and money raised will go to the Central Okanagan Food Bank
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The annual Christmas Turkey Drive at Immaculata Regional High School is taking place on Friday, Dec. 15. (Black Press File Photo)

‘Tis the season for Immaculata Regional High School students to help with the annual Turkey Drive in support of the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

The food drive is asking for frozen turkeys and monetary donations to purchase more. The goal is to collect 250 turkeys.

“One of the primary goals of Immaculata Regional High School is to foster social awareness and a commitment to community service in our students,” said school principal Rob Plaxton. “We are once again proud to host this event in support of the Central Okanagan Food Bank during their lead up to the Christmas season, while in turn helping local families who are in need.”

“Knowing that all donations will directly put a turkey on the table of a less fortunate family in our community is something that every donor can feel really good about,” adds event founder Jim Hare.

Since this time last year, the food bank has seen a 32 per cent increase in visits, with the largest growing demographic being dual income low wage household.

“We currently serve over 7,500 individuals each month, and we expect that number to continue to grow due to inflation and the high cost of living,” said the food bank’s director of revenue Trina Speiser.

The sixth annual event is taking place on Friday, Dec. 15 from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Immaculata Regional High School at 1493 KLO Road.

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Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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