Some of the volunteers with Fill the Van for Sally Ann outside of the Safeway in Penticton. The food drive acted as a follow-up to the 10,000 Tonight student-led food drive that ran on Nov. 30. Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Fill the Van for Sally Ann sees ‘very good response’ from Penticton community

Volunteers were outside Safeway and Wal-Mart collecting donations for the food bank

Fill the Van for Sally Ann had a “very good response for its food drive” today, according to one volunteer.

Ralph Webb was among the volunteers outside of Safeway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. helping to collect food items to fill the Salvation Army’s van for the food bank. Volunteers also had a van outside of Wal-Mart collecting donations.

Related: Penticton’s 10,000 Tonight doubled its food drive goal

“It’s been awesome! We’ve got a good load of food and had really good response with our kettles too,” said Webb. “This is kind of a follow-up for the 10,000 Tonight. We’ve been doing this for 25 years and they’ve been doing it, I think for 10. So they go out before we get started and we kind of back it up.”

The Salvation Army kettles for monetary donations will remain outside of the Safeway for those still looking to donate. Food donations can also be made at the food bank, located at 2399 South Main St.

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