Preschoolers host ‘Foodrazer’ in Whalley this weekend (with video)

Preschoolers host 'Foodrazer' in Whalley this weekend (with video)

SURREY — A pair of community-minded preschoolers are busy planning another special event, this time in the parking lot at the A&W restaurant in Whalley.

Saturday’s “Foodrazer” for Surrey Food Bank (July 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is the brainchild of Ryley Patterson, 5, and her pal Chloe Gravel-Fallis, 3.

The girls have planned the whole event, with help from three interns at Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.

“All kids should have food,” Ryley said. “We planned a festival and we want people to come and bring food or money so kids can have food.”

Last December, the girls held a “Funrazer” that collected four large boxes of toys and more than $1,500 cash for Surrey Christmas Bureau.

The girls, who are related to a pair of BIA staff members, recently told Surrey council about their “Foodrazer” event, which will also serve as a collection depot for old car seats destined for recycling.

The A&W is located at 13645 102nd Ave., Surrey.