Construction work is underway at the site of the new Lake Country Food bank building

Construction work is underway at the site of the new Lake Country Food bank building

Construction begins at new home of Lake Country Food Bank

With official opening Wednesday, crews moved in Tuesday to begin work on the much-anticipated project

Construction of a new home for the Lake Country Food Bank is officially underway,

Trades students from Okanagan College began work at the site of the new food bank on Tuesday before an official ground-breaking takes place on Wednesday morning in Lake Country as the much anticipated project gets going next to the seniors centre in Winfield.

“I’m really really glad to see it get started,” said Bob Rymarchuk of the Lake Country Rotary Club, the lead group behind the project. “At the Rotary club we have been working at this already for five years so it’s absolutely great to see it underway. If everything goes well we will have the building finished by Christmas and the food bank in here operating.”

The official ground-breaking ceremony takes place Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.

The site of the ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Food Bank is next door to the Winfield Seniors’ Activity Centre at 9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road.

The new Lake Country Food Bank facility is being constructed as a project for Okanagan College residential construction students. The students will take the site from bare to lock up stage as a part of their hands-on training.

Visitors and spectators are welcome, but are asked to park at the east end of the parking lot for the curling rink to avoid conflicting with Seniors’ Centre programs.