The Gary Bennett Family Fund and its supporters donated $3,000 towards the Central Okanagan Food Bank’s No Hungry Children program.
Taking advantage of the food banks purchasing power and partnership with the West Kelowna Real Canadian Superstore, funds were spent to purchase baby food, formula, diapers and wipes, assisting pregnant mothers and families with children under the age of one.
Savings through the food bank’s partnership with the Real Canadian Superstore allowed an additional $1,392 worth of product to be purchased.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the continued support from the Gary Bennett Family Fund” say Tammie Watson, Interim Executive Director for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. “Each week the program helps approximately 100 babies and 20 pregnant moms, and the addition of these products will go a long way to ensure families have the support they need to provide a healthy life for their children”.
Shout out to our Kelowna teams - they recently presented a cheque to Central Okanagan Community Food Bank for $5,298.67 - the equivalent of 15,896 meals the food bank can provide to those in need in the community! The funds were raised by our teams through our Feed the Valley programming - raising food, funds and awareness for the issue of hunger in our communities.
On Wednesday, students at OKM held their annual Stuff A Bus event. More than 1800 pounds of non-perishables were delivered to the Central Okanagan Food Bank Wednesday afternoon, because of every kind soul that organized, supported and participated in the event.
The amazing school community of Casorso Elementary held a food drive for us - and to say it was a success, feels like an understatement. Thank you to everyone who organized, participated in, and donated. 1420 pounds of food collected is amazing!
Thank you for helping us support those in our community that face food insecurity each and every day - our hearts are filled with so much gratitude.
Friday, December 6 was quite a day at the Central Okanagan Food Bank. A donation of 100 turkeys courtesy of the Kelowna Club were hand-delivered by members of the 115-year-old club.
"It has been our privilege to be able to offer our continued support the Central Okanagan Food Bank over recent years, largely as a result of generous donations made by our members. We recognize the tremendous contribution the Food Bank makes to our citizens, and sincerely applaud their ongoing efforts throughout each and every year," says Past President of the Kelowna Club Kit Kellendonk.
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is hoping you would like to volunteer during our Christmas Operations - if you would like to lend a hand, please email email@example.com - we have lots of engaging, fulfilling tasks we need help with as we build and distribute more than 2,000 hampers to those that face food insecurity.
Okanagan ChristmasFest is quickly approaching. Experience the warmth and beauty of the outdoor Tree Walk which supports our work to #endhunger. A wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit with the entire family.
We had an awesome fundraiser for Central Okanagan Community Food Bank this past Wednesday! Together with The Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich shop, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Downtown Kelowna Branch co-hosted our first "Combat Hunger with Little Hobo Hotcakes" event! We had hotcakes, bacon, and coffee/juice available for $10 with all proceeds supporting the food bank. We raised $2400 and 200lbs of food in 2 hours!! It was a very successful morning!
Keep an eye out for the amazing personnel of the West Kelowna Fire/Rescue Team as they head into neighborhoods collecting for their annual Food Drive, which takes place Tues. Dec 3 (6-9 pm) and Wed. Dec 4 (6-9 ).
Your generosity helps make sure everyone in our community can participate in the Joy of the Season – and have nice Holiday meal.
We thank you for helping us support those who live with food insecurity.