Princess Maggie students Annika Wright (left) and Neila De Kock were happy to be volunteering their time with the 50 other students on Nov. 6 who visited the Salvation Army Food Bank to fold bags for the upcoming 10,000 Tonight school food drive. Last year, the drive doubled its goal and delivered 20,110 non-perishable food items to the local food bank. (Contributed)

Students prepare for upcoming Penticton 10,000 Tonight food drive

The drive takes place on Nov. 28, with bags being distributed with the Penticton Western on Nov. 22

Students from Princess Maggie and Pen. High are gearing up for the annual 10,000 Tonight food bank fundraiser.

The fundraiser is co-organized by students and staff in Penticton’s high schools, and collaborates with its middle schools, to have students go door-to-door in the community collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank. In advance of the drive which will take place on Nov. 28, over 50 students visited the Salvation Army, located at 2399 South Main St., on Nov. 6 to fold the donation bags that will be distributed in the Nov. 22 edition of the Penticton Western News.

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

Last year, the 10,000 Tonight food drive doubled its goal and brought 20,110 non-perishable food items to the local food bank. At the time, Miriam Leslie with the food bank said this donation weighed 18,000 lbs and would last until Spring 2019.

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