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Morningside Rotary Club helps the Kelowna food bank

Lenetta Parry (right), the Kelowna food bank’s associate executive director, accepts a cheque for $500 from the Kelowna Morningside Rotary Club. - Contributed
Lenetta Parry (right), the Kelowna food bank’s associate executive director, accepts a cheque for $500 from the Kelowna Morningside Rotary Club.
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The Kelowna Morningside Rotary Club presented a $500 donation to the Kelowna Community Food Bank last week.

Lenetta Parry, the food bank’s associate executive director, attended the Rotary club’s meeting to talk about the food bank. It was founded in 1983 as an operation to meet emergency food needs for the community and since then has grown from serving 600 people in the first year to over 750 per week.

The donation was made possible by the generosity of Franklin Templeton Investments in Kelowna as the company’s regional sales manager, Ron Langevin (centre in photo), was on hand to present Parry with the donation.

Andy Craig, president of the Morningside Rotary club, added: “We are delighted to be able to involve ourselves in local good causes such as this. The food bank has provided many families with much needed provisions over the years and through donations such as this we, as a community, can help to ensure their good work continues.”

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