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Watch retailer surfing for food bank donations

WATCH IT!, a Kelowna watch retailer, is supporting a beach-themed food drive for non perishable items in support of the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

From July 30 to Aug. 1, WATCH IT! will attempt to fill up a kiddie pool with donated food items.

Hannah Drought, store manager for WATCH IT! in the Orchard Park Shopping Centre, said their store will give out discounts of 15 per cent on all their latest summer gear for all customers who provide a food bank donation.

“We wanted to raise food and funds for the Kelowna Community Food Bank because it is a cause that is close to the WATCH IT! family,” Drought said.

“One of our past employees and a close friend often frequented the food bank.

“She was a single young mother of two who worked full-time and went to school, but had to rely on the food bank to feed her family.

“There are a lot of people in similar difficult situations who work very hard but who are still in need of some extra help.

“Our beach-themed food drive is a great way to have fun and create awareness for the Kelowna Food Bank.

“We plan on filling a miniature kiddie-pool with donations.”

The Kelowna Community Food Bank is dedicated to providing healthy food to local families and individuals who are in temporary financial difficulty.

It is a self-supporting, non-profit organization, established in 1983 to provide short-term support to those in need of assistance.

The food bank serves more than 30,000 persons annually and nearly 10,000 children.

 

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