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Coronavirus: Penticton business gives away groceries

Penticton business gives groceries way to help residents
During a time where some people need a little extra help, Ideal Energy Solutions Ltd. powered up a plan to help put a nutritious meal on the tables of Pentictonites who may be struggling due to COVID-19.

During a time where some people need a little extra help, Ideal Energy Solutions  Ltd. powered up a plan to help put a nutritious meal on the tables of Pentictonites who may be struggling due to COVID-19.

Vehicles lined up around Ideal Energy Solutions Ltd. in Penticton for a chance to collect bags of groceries and fresh produce being offered to the first 100 people to turn up.

Normally, the company specializes in heating, air conditioning and H-VAC sales and repairs but for the day employees bagged up groceries.

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“What we are really trying to do is connect with the community that supports us as a business and give back wherever we can and help out people that need help,” said Steve Dahl of Ideal Energy Solutions Ltd.

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The groceries were handed out on a first-come-first-serve basis with no invasive questions asked.

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“You hear that people struggle to even provide basic necessities to themselves and their families and it’s heartbreaking. So this is just to take a little bit of a burden off somebody,” said Leanne Diack, operations manager for Ideal Energy Solutions Ltd.

The owner and employees that helped out enjoyed the experience so much that they are considering a similar project near Thanksgiving.