Ingrid and Anita Schellenberg get their morning coffee (and Timbits), served up by Mitch Macmillan at a previous United Way Breakfast. (File photo)

‘We’re growing every year’: United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast happening Thursday morning

The Lakeside Resort is hosting the annual charity fundraiser.

Start your Thursday morning this week with good food and good deeds.

The eight annual United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast at the Penticton Lakeside kicks off bright and early on Sept. 22.

From 6:30 to 9 a.m., you can come down and get yourself a meal in exchange for a donation. You don’t even need to have a car if you want to make a donation and grab yourself some food.

“You can drive in, walk-in, or bicycle in, however you like,” said Erin Moore, administration and events co-ordinator for the Lakeside. “It’s a wonderful way to get things started and to give back to our community because these funds raised stay in the South Okanagan.”

Read More: 54 charities across the Southern Interior to benefit from United Way Donation

It’s not only food. Throughout the breakfast, in exchange for a donation of at least $20, you will receive a bag with a mystery prize donated by a local sponsor. Everything from free wine tastings and discounts at local businesses to grand prizes ranging from a trip to Vancouver for a B.C. Lions game to a $1,000 RRSP donated by Valley First. There’s a signed Bo Horvat Canucks jersey for a lucky winner as well.

The annual breakfast starts off the United Way’s season of fundraising. So far, the breakfast has raised close to $100,000 that has gone back into the South Okanagan.

This year the United Way and the Lakeside hope build on last years goal of $20,000 to raise $25,000. The money from the fundraiser goes to support programs and charities in the community. In previous years money has supported the Yes Project and Foundry Penticton, the Discovery House, OneSky, The Hundred Homes program and more.

“We have 1,100 meals and bags for this year,” said Moore. “Last year we raised about $23,000. We had 1,000 bags and ended up having to turn people away because we ran out. So we’re growing every year.”

Breakfast sponsors will be on scene and giving out gifts as well as helping to get your morning started. Pure Gym & Juicery will be serving freshly pressed juice, the Penticton Vees will be helping out and meeting fans and members of the local RCMP, Fire Department, and B.C. Ambulance will also be there.

Breakfast will start being served at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, with the lineup outside the Penticton Lakeside.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Prolific South Okanagan criminal will be freed for time served

Afshin Ighani pleads guilty to assault charges but will be set free for time served

Two-month-old Kelowna boy diagnosed with rare heart disorder returns home from treatment

Arel spent two weeks at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver after suffering multiple cardiac arrests

Waste transfer station now open at Apex Mountain

The site comes after more than a decade of consultation.

City of Penticton names new director of development services

Blake Laven replaces Anthony Haddad as director of development services.

Australia Day fundraiser at Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing a success

Money raised at Australia day party donated directly to Victoria Bushfire Relief Fund

WATCH: Cougar caught on doorbell cam in Vernon

Glenn Gorham shares footage of late-night visit from wild cat

Missing Vernon man possibly sighted in Lower Mainland

Information leads family, friends to believe Jay Rosenberger near Lower Mainland Saturday

House fire quickly knocked down in South Kelowna

According to Kelowna Fire Department, the house sustained interior damage during the blaze

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Shuswap man given six months jail time for possession of child pornography

Forty-six-year-old will be on National Sex Offender Registry for 20 years

Museum digs up history for ’60s Vernon Winter Carnival

Get Groovin’ with the Grandkids or flashback to the ’60s with tunes, trivia and costumes

Power outage at Big White

It’s unknown why the power went out Tuesday afternoon

Uber threatens legal action to ‘defend its right’ to operate in Surrey

‘I have no concerns,’ Mayor Doug McCallum replies

Most Read