Final Boarding Call for Pennies

Got a jar of old pennies at home? Put those coins to good use through YVR's Penny Drive. YVR is calling on travellers and the airport community to donate their pennies to help fund lunches for children in need this summer.

According to Quest Food Exchange, a Vancouver-based not-for-profit organization that helps those in need access affordable, healthy food, many kids rely on school lunch programs for healthy food. When schools are closed in the summer, providing lunch can be an extra burden for families that are already struggling financially.

From June 13 to 28, YVR will be collecting pennies to fund food vouchers that be provided to families to shop in Quest’s three not-for-profit grocery markets.

Check out the full release here.