Tracy Van Raes, with Rotary Club of Penticton, accepts a cheque for $4,200 from Dan Leclercq and Penticton’s Deckside Pool & Spa to benefit the Starfish Pack program. The program, run by the Rotary Club of Penticton, feeds school-aged children and their families. (Photo from Facebook)

Tracy Van Raes, with Rotary Club of Penticton, accepts a cheque for $4,200 from Dan Leclercq and Penticton’s Deckside Pool & Spa to benefit the Starfish Pack program. The program, run by the Rotary Club of Penticton, feeds school-aged children and their families. (Photo from Facebook)

Penticton business doubles down on donation for Starfish Pack program

The Rotary Club of Penticton’s program feeds school-aged children and their families

For the second year in a row, Penticton’s Deckside Pool & Spa has made a huge splash in the community by donating to the Starfish Pack program, which provides food to local school-aged children and their families.

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Today Dan Leclercq with Deckside Pool & Spa presented a cheque for $4,200 to the Rotary Club of Penticton’s program, doubling the donation he made last year. The program packs backpacks with food from Save-On Foods for kids and their families to eat on the weekends. The backpacks are distributed throughout the local schools on Fridays, with the empty backpacks being returned on Monday to start the process over.

In total, Leclercq has now funded the filling of eight backpacks, or the stomachs and hearts of eight families.

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