It’s soup season and Missionwood Retirement Resort took advantage of the change in weather to raise funds for the YMCA of the Okanagan’s Strong Kids campaign.
The resort usually holds a Gift of Giving Turkey Luncheon in December hosting more than 330 people, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to social distance, Missionwood decided they wouldn’t give up but instead make some adjustments.
On Oct. 7, a safe drive-thru soup pick-up was held raising $3,734 for the YMCA.
Corinne Ginther, Missionwood Marketing Director, said the YMCA has been due to the pandemic and the resort wanted to come up with a safe and innovative way to support the charity this year.
“Our Chef Chad made hundreds of one-litre containers of homemade turkey and pumpkin soup, which were pre-ordered by our residents and the community and picked-up without people even getting out of their car,” she said.
Since 2014, the team at Missionwood Retirement Resort has raised more than $31,000.
Over 20,000 children and youth participate annually in YMCA child care, camp, youth leadership and health programs.