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Kelowna students pitch in to help feed city's homeless

Alistair Waters/Capital News St. Joseph Elementary students Kailey McCrea and Aaron Davis wrap food they helped cook for clients of Kelowna
Alistair Waters/Capital News St. Joseph Elementary students Kailey McCrea and Aaron Davis wrap food they helped cook for clients of Kelowna's Inn From The Cold shelter Friday afternoon.
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Grade 7 students at Kelowna's St. Joseph Elementary School found a tasty way to help those in need Frdiay. The students prepared a meal to feel 40 people at the nearby Inn From The Cold homeless shelter.

The roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, vegetables, salads and deserts—enough to feed 40 people—were prepared by students working in shifts Friday morning before hand-delivering the food to the shelter in the early afternoon.

The students decided to prepare the huge meal after visiting the shelter last week, talking to clients and learning about the issue of homelessness.

They used money they raised through earlier fundraising efforts to pay for the 15 pounds of roast beef, 20 pounds of potatoes, 10 pounds of carrots, 12 heads of lettuce, 20 pounds of apples and blueberries and two gallons of gravy required for the gastronomic gift, said project organizer Alison Grenier, a parent at the school.

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