Kids and leaders from Penticton’s scouting movement gathered recently to celebrate the the birth of scouting and plan their upcoming Hike for Hunger. Donations are now being accepted. (Submitted Photo - Western News)

Okanagan scouts and guides hiking for hunger again

Members of the scouting community are holding their annual event to help the food bank

Backpacking for a cause.

Upwards of 50 Girls Guides and Scouts will be filling their backpacks with non-perishable foods on March 9 in the fourth annual Hike for Hunger walk from Safeway to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

“I think backpacking the food makes it a little bit more personal,” said Jacinda Pownall, one of the organizers and Second Penticton Scouts commissioner. “It gets them involved. When we go and do the drop-off, they give us a tour of the food bank and tell them about some families that don’t have enough to eat. For some of the kids it’s a reality and for some kids, it’s a bit of an eye-opener because they come from a quite affluent family.

“It’s always good for them to have that type of exposure to know that the difference is out there.”

Related: Scouts and guides on a hike for hunger

People can help the kids fill their backpacks by dropping off donations in the specially-marked bins at Safeway near the customer service counter or email 2pentictonscouts@gmail.com‎ and a Scouts Canada member will come by to pick up your donation.


 

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