|Girl Guides in Kelowna marched with donations to the Salvation Army on Rutland Road for their Hike For Hunger campaign on Sunday.|
It was for their Hike For Hunger, an event they haven't done in 12 years.
"We're doing it as a part of our Thinking Week to celebrate the birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden Powell, the founders of Girl Guides," said Luci Wilcox, the Leader of the 1st Springdell Sparks Unit.
About 100 girls and their parents from the Layer Cake Mountain District met in the parking lot of Willow Park church and marched to the Salvation Army on Rutland Road.
They collected about a hundred pounds of non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army.
"It starts with the unit and it starts with the girls," said Barb Wilson, commissioner for the Layer Cake District. The Layer Cake district represents the different units of Girl Guides from Rutland through Lake Country.
Wilson said that in February they also collect for the Canadian World Friendship Fund.
"It helps Canada do projects in other parts of the world. We've helped people in Africa build schools and build wells," said Wilson.
Geri Grainger, manager of community ministries for the Salvation Army in Kelowna, said the food bank is in good shape right now.
"We're at the cusp of Christmas so our food bank is filled, but since we only have a few food drives over the year, any donations are helpful," Grainger said.
"The food should be able to sustain us for the upcoming months."
She added that events, like the one put on by the Girl Guides, does make a difference for their organization.
"Third-party events really make a difference. Not only do they make it known within their unique communities, but it shows that they trust us to make sure that the food gets into the hands of those who need it."