These amazing folks from Ricoh Canada Inc Kelowna recently spent some time volunteering with us - and boy did they get an incredible amount of produce 🥦🌽🥕 sorted and eggs 🥚 put into cartons! WOW!! What a team!
Thank you to all who lend us their spare time - we can't do what we do without caring volunteers at our side.
Call 250-763-7161 if you'd like to join our volunteer team!
Secure-Rite will have bins throughout the event for you to drop off your non-perishable donation.
Valley First blue army will be located near main stage and are raising food, funds and awareness for Feed the Valley with all proceeds being donated to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Stop by their booth to fill up your re-usable water bottle and try your luck on one of the two eight-foot mini golf courses. If you get a hole-in-one Valley First will donate $2 to Feed the Valley and you get an entry into the draw to win a gift basket! Minimum donation of $2 to play.
The Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union blue army is raising food, funds and awareness on the 200 block of Bernard, during the block party (Downtown Kelowna Association) for Feed the Valley with proceeds to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Stop by the booth to fill up your water bottle and try your luck on one of the two eight-foot mini golf courses. If you get a hole-in-one they will donate $2 to Feed the Valley and you’ll get an entry into the draw to win a gift basket!
Minimum donation of $2 to play.
Thank you for helping us #endhunger on Saturday, July 13!
On Tuesday, July 2, Community Crew team members from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Charanjot Sidhu and Kaitlyn Cuerrier helped the Central Okanagan Food Bank begin distribution of more than 6,000 healthy food packs made available to local children in need thanks to Food Banks Canada's After the Bell program.
When schools close their doors, for summer break, school-based breakfast, lunch and after-school program end as well. The After The Bell program aims to fill that gap.
Food Banks Canada, corporate sponsors, and more than 1,000 volunteers packed 100,000 nutritious, child-friendly packs in May. The generous packs include shelf-stable items such as oatmeal, cereal, raisins, and WOW Butter peanut-free spread.
The packs were then sent to food banks across the country, for distribution to school-aged children. Local food banks supplement the packs with fresh fruit, vegetables, and other items thanks to a grant from Food Banks Canada.
35% of those relying on food banks nationally are children, yet they represent only 20% of the population. [Source: Hunger Count].
“Childhood hunger is real,” says Communications Officer for the Central Okanagan Food Bank, Tamie Williams. “We are very grateful to have these healthy food packs for children who face food insecurity in Kelowna and West Kelowna.”
The distribution of the After the Bell summer food packs continues through the end of August.
Along with a volunteer driver, we are also recruiting volunteers to help us with sorting perishables and non-perishables, in client services and in our warehouse. Give us a call at 250-763-7161 to become part of a really great volunteer crew. We thank you for helping us #endhunger.
Three cheers for our Kelowna teams! They presented $1,891.45 to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank from Feed the Valley fundraising. The funds were collected through food drives, donation tins and staff donations and will help provide over 5,674 meals in our community!