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Fill the Van for Sally Ann was a great success!

Image Credit: The Salvation Army Central Okanagan
December 05, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Kelowna, British Columbia | December 8, 2017 Usually food is carried out of a grocery store but on Saturday, December 2nd hundreds of bags of food were coming to the store for the Fill the Van for Sally Ann event.

Five Save On Foods locations around the Central Okanagan were hosted by the Royal Lepage Real Estate Team welcoming and thanking residents bringing donations for The Salvation Army Food program. Teams of people were preparing the items to go into trucks that then took the items to the warehouse in Rutland where another team sorted the foods into the food bank well into the night.

"The commitment of Wade Webb, of Royal Lepage, who spearheads this event and the many sponsors and volunteers made this successful day possible," says Patty Lou Bryant, Communications Coordinator of The Salvation Army Central Okanagan. "Keeping our food bank shelves full all year round is a challenge. Events such as this one, ensure we can be Giving Hope Today."

"This event will help well over 1500 households," states Sonia Withers, Community Outreach Coordinator. "The dollar value is based at $2.50 per pound for a total food value of $24,710. We also raised $5,363 in the kettles. For a grand total of $30,073 in just one day. Such a blessing to know we can help families when they are in need."

Follow our story of hope on Facebook at The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, on Twitter @kelownasallyann and on our website

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