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Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
Every month the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank helps close to 4,000 individuals in Kelowna and West Kelowna. We strive to address local hunger and food security in our community.
2310 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1X 4H7
Causes we care about

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Poverty

  • Social Services

Some of the businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is a caring, compassionate group of people who help those in need, without consideration of race, religion or creed through:
Providing healthy and nutritious foods to those in need.
Creating partnerships and alliances for the effective and efficient collection and distribution of foods.
Providing appropriate and accurate referrals.
We are responsible and transparent stewards of the resources entrusted to us by our community.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
SKYTRAC Systems
Integra Tire Auto Centre
RE/MAX Kelowna
CapriCMW Insurance
Do Some Good
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union
Victory Life Church
JCI Kelowna
Kot Auto Group
Our average annual contributions received

21K

Hours Volunteered

$436K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Volunteer opportunities
Logo of Food Bank Volunteer
Food Bank VolunteerKelowna Location, Kelowna2 shift options minimum of 3hrs long, next shift starts Sep 18th 2020 4:00pm.
Help with distribution, sorting, quality control of food donations as well as light cleaning duties.
Looking for 24 volunteers
Stories of our community involvement
A volunteer shift can look like a lot of things around here at the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Packing food hampers, answering telephones, cleaning common areas, moving boxes, and sorting produce.

But you know what it always looks like to us? One great big community of caring and generous individuals, who agree on something hugely important -- wherever they can help, they absolutely will.

Thank you for all of you who are able and willing to show up to support our community, because you are the ones who make this work possible!

We're always looking for more volunteers, and if you'd like to join the Food Bank family please join us!

#onecommunity #feedingfamilies #kelowna #westkelowna #okanagan #foodbanks #endhunger #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Wednesday afternoon 13 wonderful staff from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union spent 2 hours volunteering at our vegetable plot at Helen's Acres. They weeded, harvested and washed produce, all with a smile on their face and a spring in their step! Thank you all so much for your hard work and for contributing once again to the mission of feeding the valley! With their help we were able to harvest 22 bins of produce!
Helen's Acres Community Farm, Central Okanagan Community Food Bank, The Salvation Army Kelowna, Hands in Service, Karis Support Society Kelowna's Gospel Mission
Kot Auto Group donates $19,000 to the Central Okanagan Food Bank!

The Kot Auto Group campaign for Operation 300 has wrapped and we are proud to say we were able to donate $19,000 to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank.

During the month of May, Kot Auto Group’s Okanagan dealers (Kelowna Hyundai, Buy Direct Truck Centre, Penticton Nissan and Kelowna Kia) donated $100 per vehicle sold to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

After successfully donating $100,000 to the IHSC in past years of Operation 300, this year’s shift was brought on by the recent events and the impact of Covid-19 and the community. In hopes of bringing extra food to local homes, this year’s donation went to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. “Being a business owner, I am aware of the hardship going on in the world especially to those losing or being laid off from employment. Having the ability to help our community is of great importance to me” said John Kot, President Kot Auto Group.
#ThreePoint Capital is proud to be a sponsor of this event tonight June 5th to help raise money for the #Central Okanagan Community Food Bank

Friday June 5th and join us at 5 PM at www.cofoodbank.com/bandingtogether or
https://www.facebook.com/events/591306118155467/

“The Strolling Bones” is live-streaming a free concert of “Old Time Rock and Roll and Classic Country” music so you can have a “Happy Hour Dance Party” right in your own home. Joining us will be special guests blue man Rick 'Poppa Dawg' Halisheff, singer/songwriters Gail and Karl Hourigan and Brayden Hillcoff. We have teamed up with Global Okanagan TV (CHBC) and the food banks here in the Central Okanagan for this toe- tapping fund raiser. The demand on Foodbanks is up 30% in the past 8 weeks due to COVID-19 so we want to do our part. Sydney Morton from Global Okanagan and Laurence East from the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank will be our co-hosts for the evening.
DRIVE-IN MOVIE IN SUPPORT OF THE CENTRAL OKANAGAN FOOD BANK

OutsideCinema.ca is proud to partner with K96.3 Classic Rock and Eric Thorsteinson - Century 21 to bring the Drive-IN movies to Kelowna supporting the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. Featuring "Onward" this Friday and Saturday at Trinity Church (corner of Spall and Springfield). Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

We are focused on your safety and adhering to the strict health and safety protocols implemented by our Provincial Health Officer therefore;
Pre-Sold Tickets only (visit OutsideCinema.ca) - Space is limited to 50 Vehicles with a maximum of 6 people
All patrons must be in a Vehicle and must stay in the Vehicle unless using the washroom (one person per car)
No food or concessions provided (visit one of our amazing local restaurants prior to coming)

Showtime is at 9:15pm with the gate opening at 8:15pm.

We look forward to hosting you at the Movies!

https://outsidecinema.ca/movie/onward-june-5th-...
https://outsidecinema.ca/movie/onward-june-6th-...

Local Good
Grant Thornton LLP is proud to partner with ProExTransport, RealCanadianSuperStore, SaveOnFoods,OceanTrailers and PremiereGraphics to “Haul Away Hunger the Okanagan Way!” Our first weekend in West Kelowna raised 7000lbs of food for the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank in its time of greatest need. Six more weekends ahead! Come donate in Vernon May 28-31 at RCSuperstore! Local Good Do Some Good Vernon Morning Star Penticton Western News Stingray Radio Kelowna - K96.3 & New Country 100.7
Thanks to everyone who donated to the RE/MAX Kelowna Bottle Drive for the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank!
There was beyond amazing support from the community! We appreciate your kindness! Stay tuned for the total amount of funds that were raised! #remaxcares
Matching donors team up to help the Food Bank

Long time friends, golf and hockey teammates, the Old Fogies Golf League (OFGL) and PYLONS Hockey League decided to put a challenge out to raise money in support of the Central Okanagan Food Bank. The teammates offered to do donate $13,500 to the food bank, if community members could come together and match it.

Special thanks to Royal Star Enterprise Inc, Chutney Restaurant, R&B Construction, Asha & Hari Singh, the Pit Stop C Store & Gas Bar Ltd, G. Parmar Professional Corporation, Farming Karma Fruit Company, City Towing, Andy Sandhu, Shangara Singh Kandola, CANCO Petroleum, Andy Virk and Ravinder Baidwan for raising $10,000 towards the matching gift campaign.

“Covid-19 has hit all of us very hard. Many people are struggling right now, and we wanted to do everything we could to help our fellow citizens in need.” said fundraising organizer and Royal Star owner, Phil Patara.
During these challenging times the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank needs our help more than ever.
RE/MAX Kelowna & Trinity Church have teamed up to raise funds for the Central Okanagan Food Bank via a bottle drive fundraiser! Please help us spread the word and raise some funds for a great cause.
*Please email us at remaxbottledrive@kelowna.remax.ca if you wish to donate & arrange pick up - Pickup/drop off details in the image below.
Food Banks are coping with a significant and growing demand for food as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the nine local Okanagan Rotary Clubs and the Kelowna Rotaract Club donated $116,300 to five area Food Banks. Funds will be directed to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank, The Salvation Army Kelowna, the Peachland Food Bank, the West Kelowna Salvation Army and the Lake Country Food Bank. Read the full story on Global Okanagan News at https://trib.al/YRmYA6w
#ProudRotarian
2310 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1X 4H7
Causes we care about

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Poverty

  • Social Services

Some of the businesses whose employees volunteer with us
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