Ramona Paul, a resident who relies on the Salvation Army Food Bank, said she doesn’t know what she would do without this organization and the generosity the community has shown. Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Penticton food bank holiday hampers go to those in need

Penticton Salvation Army Food Bank encourages community to continue with generosity

The Penticton Salvation Army and volunteers are busy distributing this year’s holiday food hampers.

From Dec. 18 to 20, those in need will be visiting the organization’s church at 2469 Main St. S to pick up a cart full of fresh produce, meat and baking, as well as non-perishable items.

Ramona Paul, one resident who stopped by the church to pick up a hamper for herself and her friend, said she is not sure where else she could turn to if it weren’t for the food bank.

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“This is where I get my food, I’m not on disability, so I have to do what I can to get by,” said Paul. “This organization and their efforts are super helpful to me and others. It’s great.”

John Rankin, manager at the food bank, said the support from Penticton and surrounding areas this year has been astounding. He does not anticipate there will be any leftover food after the hampers are distributed and is encouraging the community to continue its generosity and donate.

The Hunger Dip is still seeking polar bears to collect pledges and raise money for the Penticton food bank, and then jump into Skaha Lake on Jan. 1 at noon. Those interested can find more information on the Hunger Dip’s Facebook page or stop by the Penticton Western News office at 575 Main St. to fill out a pledge and make a donation.

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