Scouts and Girl Guides bring 700 lbs of food to Penticton food bank

The groups hiked with the groceries from the Penticton Safeway to the Salvation Army

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The Boy Scouts and Girl Guides gathered 700 pounds of donated food for the fourth annual Hike for Hunger on March 9.

Around 50 boys, girls and adults made the hike from the Penticton Safeway to the Salvation Army Food Bank with their packs of donated food. After delivering their food, they were treated to refreshments and a tour of the facility.

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“Their support is so much appreciated,” said John Rankin, manager of the Salvation Army Food Bank.

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