Qualicum Beach teens raise over $600 for the Weekends without Hunger Backpack program

Terese Bruner and Olivia Panichelli sold lemonade at Qualicum Beach’s Sidewalk Sale

Two Qualicum Beach teens raised more than $600 for the Weekends without Hunger Backpack program by selling lemonade last weekend.

Best friends Terese Bruner and Olivia Panichelli, with help from lemonade stocker Sophie Bruner, set up an organic lemonade stand at Qualicum Beach’s Sidewalk Sale on Aug. 22.

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

The money raised will support various breakfast and lunch programs to help feed hungry children during the week. The particular program sends backpacks filled with food home with a child in need on Fridays.

— News staff

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