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Penticton students collecting for food bank

There’s a good chance some teenagers will show up on your doorstep Thursday night and they’ll probably ask you for food.

Students from both Penticton high schools will be making the rounds for the annual 10,000 Tonight food drive, which will help stock the shelves at the Salvation Army food bank.

The aim of the campaign, which began in 1996, is to collect 10,000 non-perishable food items in a single night, although the total once eclipsed 18,000.

Students will be out and about Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and will carry letters with them to verify they are part of the campaign. If you won’t be home but would still like to give, leave your donations in a bag on your doorstep.

And to make giving even easier, a brown, paper bag was inserted in last Wednesday’s edition of the Western News to fill with your food items. For more information contact Penticton Secondary vice-principal Jeff Guy at


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