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Kamloops adopts One-Bag Challenge

July 27, 2016 4:47 P.M.

One good turn equals five others.

That’s the idea behind the One-Bag Challenge, a midsummer food bank fundraiser that Kamloops has borrowed from Kelowna. 

Each donor of a bag of nonperishable food items challenges five other friends, family members or acquaintances to do the same, multiplying the results.

“We need the same amount of food year round,” said Bernadette Siracky, food bank director, noting that public donations tend to slow down through the summer period. The publicity alone is effective.

“Shining a light on us is really helpful.”

“It seems to have gone quite viral on social media,” said Matt McCurrach, president of Canadian Home Builders Central Interior, before he listed his group of donors.

MLA Todd Stone, Home Hardware owner Rick Kurzac and TRU’s Lindsay Langill were on his list.

Owing to the exchange between the chamber of commerce and Coun. Donovan Cavers earlier in the week, he also challenged chamber president Ryan Scorgie and the city councillor to also deliver bags of food.

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