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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

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
RE/MAX Kelowna
Central Okanagan Foundation
CapriCMW Insurance
Avalon Event Rentals Inc.
Jillian Harris Design Inc
BrainTrust Canada Association
JCI Kelowna
Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna
Volunteer opportunities
Logo of Saturday Volunteer Shift
Saturday Volunteer ShiftKelowna Location, KelownaWeekly on Sat for 3 hours. Next shift starts on Jan 22nd 2022 5:00pm.
Help feed those in need.
Looking for 6 volunteers
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Food Bank VolunteerKelowna Location, Kelowna2 shift options minimum of 3hrs long, next shift starts Jan 18th 2022 5:00pm.
Help with distribution, sorting, quality control of food donations as well as light cleaning duties.
Looking for 24 volunteers
Stories of our community involvement
The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank works hard to create a healthy and hunger-free community, and this year’s Stuff The Bus Food Drive in Kelowna and West Kelowna received two 20’ shipping containers’ worth of food donations – 13,000 lbs. to be exact, as well as $11,000 in cash donations!
“Food is a common denominator, and giving back is in our blood. So, working with the Food Bank makes perfect sense for us, especially in a time of such incredible need.”

- Tanja Halsall, Potentia Human Resources

Between rising costs of living, unstable economic and job sectors, and natural disasters throughout the province, many more households have been placed in precarious financial positions this season, but community and corporate donations make all the difference when it comes to filling the gaps.

We thank Tanja for helping COFB to provide a high-quality, stable food supply for those facing food insecurity in our community. <3
WOW! With all of your help and the help of KCR Community Resources , Mamas for Mamas, Central Okanagan Community Food Bank , and the KI-LOW-NA Friendship Society we were able to sponsor 21 families this year! Plus provide additional support to the amazing organizations listed below. To read more about the Sponsored Family campaign check out our blog post: https://jillianharris.com/how-you-helped-us-spo...
Some additional organizations that we were able to support:
Karis Support Society and NOW Canada - Support for women & vulnerable families - https://trellis.org/tree-of-hope
True North Aid - Mattresses Northern families - https://truenorthaid.ca/
The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society - http://www.thebridgeservices.ca/
Elevation Outdoors - new bikes for vulnerable kids - https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/16749
Turning Points - Unhoused Neighbours - https://turningpoints.ngo/get-involved/donate
We would like to thank all our brand partners, The Jilly Box , Do Some Good and everyone who made a contribution!
Thank you for giving back to so many members of the community! If you are looking to spread some extra holiday cheer (there’s still time!) contact your local community organizations to see how you can help!
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to Kevin & Leah for their very generous donation towards our Be an Angel campaign. With every dollar raised from now until December 31, 2021 matched by 25% from the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation, this donation will go towards feeding thousands of people struggling with food insecurity this holiday season. Our hearts are full of gratefulness. Thank you!
Since this time last year, the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank has seen a 19% increase in visits.
Just this fall a further increase of 12% in families accessing food bank services.
Coming into the holiday season they anticipate providing between 2,100 and 2,200 households with Christmas hampers.
Did You Know:
* 34% of COFB' clients are children and youth
* Each day they distribute an average of 21,000 lb. of food within Kelowna and West Kelowna
*The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank provides food to 40 local partner agencies who support food insecure individuals
EVERY $1 DONATED, PROVIDES UP TO $3 WORTH OF FOOD!
Text FOOD to 45678 to donate $5-25 for the month of December. These donations are matched by Tom Budd Foundation throughout the month of December.
https://cofoodbank.com/donate/
*The Central Okanagan Food Bank is supporting those displaced and affected by the floods with emergency food supports. Your donations of food and funds at this time will, as always, help to support folks in Kelowna and West Kelowna, but will also support those harbouring here during this season.
DAY 1 OF SANTA JILLY'S 12 DAYS OF GIVING CAMPAIGN IS LIVE!
Sponsoring local families during the holidays is a family and Team Jilly tradition. This year, Team Jilly is teaming up with The Jilly Box to bring this initiative to life! We have decided to come together to support some local families from extremely vulnerable communities. Our goal is to help support immediate needs, strengthen community members' ability to thrive, and to foster a more inclusive sense of community.
The Jilly Box has generously donated $10,000 to our Sponsored Families campaign!
We Need Your Help to Reach our Goal:
The Jilly Box is the presenting sponsor and has graciously donated $10k.
Cameo donations from October, November and December will go towards the campaign.
Your donation will help support some local families from extremely vulnerable communities.
Special thank you to the following community-centered brands who have generously teamed up with us to support our Sponsored Families Campaign this season: The Jilly Box, Laid Back Snacks, Saje Natural Wellness, Hatley, Clearly, Pomme Salon, Joe Fresh, Haven Sleep Co, Revival by Martin & Co., Nature Bee and MIFA AND CO.
Check out our website and follow Jillian Harris for more information on how to participate and to donate!
https://12days.jillianharris.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jillian.harris/
*Please note we are not selecting the families to sponsor, we have entrusted this responsibility to partner organizations who directly serve the community all year round.
Shout out to the organizations that are dedicated to uplifting our communities: Mamas for Mamas KCR Community Resources Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
Thank you for the amazing work you do and for partnering with us Central Okanagan Community Food Bank !
Our Member Service Centre had the pleasure today of taking their Day of Difference donation over to the West Kelowna foodbank!
While they were there they learned some facts about the foodbank:
On average that put together approx. 110 client packages per week.
• Families and individuals are only eligible to obtain a package once every 28 days.
• The package from the food bank contains enough food for approx. 10 days
• There are many different programs that the food bank offers for assistance, especially for families with children
o Tiny Bundles: This program is specially designed to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant mothers and families with children under the age of one
o Kids Snack Pack Program: This program provides children from ages one to 12 years with a one week supply of ready-to eat, healthy, nutritious (age appropriate) snacks to take to pre-school, day care or school
• There are approximately 40% more people looking for assistance from the food bank (compared to 2020)
• They currently have 1-3 new applications per week with people looking for assistance
• The West Kelowna Food Bank only has 1 full time employee and 1 part time employee – the rest of the labour required to run the food bank comes from volunteers.

Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
Central Okanagan Community Food Bank We had a great weekend volunteering with the CO Food Bank at their Thanksgiving Food Drive in West Kelowna! When the community comes together, we can ensure that no senior goes without a meal this Thanksgiving.
Thank you to CapriCMW Insurance for all the good you do here in the Okanagan and across the province!

Along with delivering a $2,000 donation to support our BC wildfire relief efforts, a number of CapriCMW Insurance team members helped put together over 500 emergency food hampers for evacuees in the BC Interior. To donate and learn more about how you can help, visit https://cofoodbank.com

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2310 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1X 4H7
Causes we care about

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Poverty

  • Social Services

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
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