“Our new warehouse on Enterprise is double the size of our previous location, has higher racking and three times the cold storage capacity” says Lenetta Parry, Executive Director of the Central Okanagan Food Bank. “Our new warehouse is a very active place. We collect, warehouse and distribute over $4.0 million dollars’ worth of food per year. The reality is that a proper functioning forklift that meets our needs was mission critical.”
“We are an organization that likes to give back to our community” says Kendall Gross, Vice President, Retail and Business Banking at Valley First. “Feed the Valley is our signature cause. When we heard that the Central Okanagan Food Bank was in need of a new forklift, we decided to fully support it with this donation.”
Parry adds “We wish to thank Valley First for lifting the Central Okanagan out of hunger.”
In Picture (L-R: Kendall Gross, Vice President, Retail and Business Banking, Valley First; Nicole Diachuk, Branch Manager, Valley First; Tracy Clark, Marketing and Communications Business Partner, Valley First; Kylaina Afonso, Assistant Branch Manager, Valley First; Lorna Williamson, Branch Manager, Valley First; and the Central Okanagan Food Bank’s Lenetta Parry.
With many thanks to you all at ENCOMPASS Benefits & HR Solutions - we hope you enjoyed your volunteer time at Central Okanagan Food Bank - we are so very grateful to your team - you all sorted A LOT of produce and non-perishables!!!
And we also thank you for the donations you brought in, each item will help support people in our community who face food insecurity each and every day.
Thank you to Real Canadian Superstore, who held a staff-wide food drive in support of the central Okanagan Food Bank, raising 330 lbs of non-perishable food items for those facing food insecurity right here in our city.
Staff and Store Manager Troy also took a tour of our warehouse and sorted some of their donated goods.
We're so thankful to have the support of so many thoughtful individuals.
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is an incredible place for so many reasons. From this space, we are able to support thousands who face food insecurity each and every month. This valuable work, wouldn't be possible without amazing volunteers! We thank and greatly appreciate everyone who dedicates their time to philanthropic endeavors. If you would like to volunteer with the Central Okanagan Food Bank, please email email@example.com.
The snow is still hanging around, but we are getting excited to start our vegetable gardens in about a month! We will be almost doubling our plot size in Kelowna and will need a lot of help from you amazing volunteers! We have received 5 applications in the past week through Do Some Good, so thank you! Our goal this year is to grow 25,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to feed families in the valley.