The District 69 Backpack Program is seeking donations. (District 69 Backpack Program photo)

Donations needed for District 69 Backpack Progam

Group aims to keep children from going hungry during weekends

With school soon to start, the District 69 Backpack Program has been busy getting ready to help keep children in the community from going hungry during the weekends.

The group provides a backpack of food on Friday afternoon that is loaded with meals and snacks for the weekend to ensure that every child returns to school on Monday morning fed and ready to learn.

In achieving this mission, the program has called out to all businesses and chamber friends in District 69 for some much-needed financial donations. They need 70 donations of $575. The donation feeds a family for one year.

RELATED: New backpack program starts up to help feed families in District 69

Kim Burden, executive director of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre, and Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre have written cheques. Burden is challenging others chamber members to do the same.

All donations can be dropped off at Borealis or you can also call 250-240-0772. All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

You can also visit the website for more information at

— NEWS Staff

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