With one in seven children attending school without breakfast and food bank use up 31 per cent since 2008, many in the Vernon area are in need of immediate hunger relief.
In response, Enactus Okanagan College will be going door-to-door Oct. 31 between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. collecting non-perishable food items for the Vernon food bank.
“We will also be raising awareness on potential solutions to lasting hunger relief,” said Monika Jassi, with Enactus Okanagan College, a student-run organization that develops projects that improve the quality of life in the region.
Among the areas that will be visited by Enactus members Oct. 31 are the Foothills, East Hill, Vernon Secondary School, Walmart and Bella Vista.
“This food drive is a part of Enactus Okanagan College’s Help Hunger Disappear Challenge sponsored by Campbell’s Soup,” said Jassi.
To learn more about Enactus, visit www.enactusoc.ca or if you wish to have a team visit your area Oct. 31, contact email@example.com.