Powerful Drive for a Cause

Dale Cory – Apr 4, 2020 / 7:10 pm | 

Fill your Frunk

It was called: Fill Your Frunk — All-Electric Food Drive for Central Okanagan Food Bank.

And it was a huge success.

The Tesla Owners Club of British Columbia, Okanagan Chapter, took to the streets Saturday, and filled their cars with food donations. Everyone met at McCurdy Corner Parking Lot, and transported food to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

“In total we were able to donate three carts of essentials to the Central Okanagan Food Bank, while maintaining safe social distancing,” said Tesla car club member Olivia Nowek. “In light of more recent guidelines to avoid non-essential trips outside the house, we will be re-evaluating future electric food drive plans, but hope to continue in some capacity so long as it remains safe. 

“We would love to donate to other Okanagan food banks, the SPCA or Animal Food Bank, and fill other community needs as identified.

“The newly-formed social club is unable to socialize or have public events due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so…

“We have shifted our focus to giving back to the community, and decided to collect food donations and fill our front trunks, also called ‘frunks’ with food, and go together as a group to drop off the donations to the Food Bank,” added Nowek. “We are strictly enforcing a two-meter social distancing rule during the group photo and the drop-off of the goods.”