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Kelowna Jaycees move food bank fundraiser online

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Junior Chamber International (JCI) Kelowna is adapting to the current measures of social distancing by launching their annual Valleydrive fundraiser online.

Previously, JCI members passed out flyers outside of grocery stores and collected food and cash donations. This year, however, that is not an option.

Instead, their fundraiser for the Central Okanagan Food Bank will accept donations online only, and the link can be shared across all social media platforms.

"What a lot of people may not realize is that the Central Okanagan Food Bank doesn't receive any government funding, so they rely solely on donations to operate," said Matt Jackson, of JCI said in a press release.

"They also supply food to over 30 over nonprofits and charities…So if the food bank can't keep up, thousands of people in Kelowna are going to go hungry."

The fundraiser will run for one month. It only takes a $20 donation to feed one person for a day, and $300 for a month's worth of groceries.

To donate, click this link.

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