Uride leads Okanagan Food Bank drive

Food bank donations are collected by Uride drivers on Wednesday, September 20. (Photo by Uride)

Uride leads Okanagan Food Bank drive

Passengers are asked to leave their cans in cars on September 20

A local transportation company is promoting the need to restock food bank shelves.

September is recognized as Hunger Action Month, which is why Uride’s Ride for a Reason initiative focuses on supporting local food banks.

Passengers are encouraged to bring a can with them when traveling on Wednesday, September 20 and leave the can in the car.

Drivers will drop off collected cans at local food banks.

This simple but meaningful gesture aims to stock the shelves of the communities in which Uride operates (including Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton).

In addition to encouraging passengers to donate canned goods, Uride actively supported local food banks throughout the month by sending Instacart orders to various organizations, including Food Pantry (Alexis Park Church), to further ensure that all community members have access to food. .

“Through our good deeds program, we aim to foster a spirit of community and support,” said Cody Ruberto, founder and CEO of Uride. “This initiative demonstrates our belief that small actions, when brought together, can create significant impact. »

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