Meals for fire evacuees

Photo Dave Johnston

Dave Johnston and a crew of volunteers including LindaLee Klippenstein, Kristy Cloutier, and Casie Fischer (shown from left to right) were at the 50 Plus Activity Centre at 8:30 Sunday morning, where over 700 meals were prepared for fire evacuees in the North Okanagan. Johnston’s “on the fly” decision to organize a way to help led to numerous trips up and down the valley to ensure evacuees from Falkland, Westwold, Monte Lake, and Pritchard were fed. It all came together after Mark the Taxi Guy put a call out for help on social media, West Kelowna Superstore, and Save On Foods donated loads of food, the 50 Plus shared their kitchen, and the Legion donated some of their refrigeration space to benefit the cause. And when Johnston’s van broke down outside the View office, Lakeside Autocare sent help. What an amazing community! Johnston is still looking for cooks with food safe training, as well as volunteers who can help assemble and package meals. To volunteer, call Dave at 250 463 1763.

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