Kunal Chander, Bean To Cup manager, shares his good vibes through latte art and the coffeehouse’s food drive initiative June 26. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

B.C. coffeehouse launches food drive after break-in

Non-perishable food donations accepted for free medium coffee at Bean To Cup

A local business has turned a break and enter into an opportunity to support the community.

Kunal Chander, manager of Bean To Cup, said that the coffee shop on 27th Street was broken into recently.

“It was scary walking in here,” Chander said, adding that it was the first break in. “There were a few things they could have grabbed.”

Minor damage occurred in the incident. However, Chander said, the television was left on the main floor and food was the only thing missing.

“Maybe they didn’t come here for the food, but they took it,” Chander said.

As a result of the food theft, Chander has started a summer-long donation campaign where people who bring in a non-perishable food item receive a free medium coffee. Those non-perishable food items will then be donated to the Salvation Army food bank, the Upper Room Mission or other local food drives.

“I was like, ‘OK, what can I do to make people aware and give out my good vibes,’” Chander said. “If these guys have an opportunity to get some food, maybe they won’t (continue to break into shops.) When you’ve eaten, you can actually make better decisions.”

Chander hopes the food drive will help so those in need don’t feel they have to resort to illegal means.

“At the end of the day, I just want to make sure I’m doing my part.”


@VernonNews
parker.crook@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Update: Power restored to 2,000 Lake Country homes

The cause of the outage is unknown

Vernon police arrest 27-year-old woman in relation to suspicious hedge fire

Police are investigating alleged arson and mischief incident.

Okanagan Wildfires: An evening update on wildfires and evacuations

A Saturday evening look at the major wildfires impacting the Okanagan and Similkameen.

UPDATE: BX, Irish Creek fires out

Vernon fire snuffed out, along with earlier reported fire near Sugar Lake

Vernon dentist gifts new drug to local patient

NuCalm has proven its effectiveness with over a million dental patients and thousands of others in mental distress.

BC Games: Day 2 comes to an end

Hundreds of medals have been handed out at the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

Vernon poet shines bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Gallery Vertigo July 21

Update: Mount Eneas wildfire holds at 1,374 hectares

Fire chief Dennis Craig said wind was blowing the fire away from homes

Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire holds at 400 hectares

The wildfire, also called Goode’s Creek wildfire, continues to burn near Kelowna

Car thief nabbed by Mounties on wildfire duty

RCMP working wildfires deploy spike belt to nab alleged auto thief from Oliver.

B.C. mining company, involved in 2014 spill, ordered to pay lost wages

Mount Polley Mining Company must pay wages to 26 employees who were laid off without proper notice

Two significant wildfires burning in southeastern B.C.

More than 20 fires were burning in the Southeast Fire Centre as of Saturday afternoon

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

The 2018 Cowichan Summer Games had more than 2,300 volunteers on hand across Vancouver Island

No Name brand chicken nuggets recalled due to possible salmonella

Canadian Food Inspection Agency says multiple illnesses reported in B.C., Alberta and Ontario

Most Read