Food Bank

Davidson Road Elementary students brought in 2,500 pounds of food for the Lake Country Food Bank. (Central Okanagan Public Schools photo)

Lake Country kids give back through school

Davidson Road Elementary students among those making a difference

 

Brandon Molzahan (left), Nature’s Fare assistant store manager and Tara Berger, store manager, presenting a cheque for $10,000 to Jen and Neil Thompson, auxiliary lieutenants with the Salvation Army in Vernon.(Submitted photo)

Nature’s Fare supports list of causes in Vernon

The grocery chain donated close to $200K to a variety of causes in B.C. in 2021

 

Tanja Halsall, owner of Potentia Human Resources, with a donation to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan Food Bank meets ‘Human Potentia(l)’

Recent donation helps food bank

  • Dec 22, 2021

 

Students and staff at Kidston Elementary School donated 1,100 pounds of non-perishables to the Salvation Army food bank during the RCMP and Coldstream Fire Department’s Cram the Cruiser event Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (RCMP photo)

‘Overwhelming’ support: Coldstream students fill firetruck for food bank

Kidston Elementary students donated 1,100 pounds of food for RCMP, fire department food drive

Students and staff at Kidston Elementary School donated 1,100 pounds of non-perishables to the Salvation Army food bank during the RCMP and Coldstream Fire Department’s Cram the Cruiser event Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (RCMP photo)
Okanagan author Darcy Nybo.

Okanagan author raises money for food bank

Darcy Nybo is fundraising for the Central Okanagan Food Bank

Okanagan author Darcy Nybo.
Members of the Lake Country Fire Department will be collecting cash, cheque or gift certificate donations instead of physical donations this year due to limited space at the Lumby Food Bank. Firefighters will be at Save-On Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Lake Country firefighters collecting cash instead of cans for food bank

Firefighters will be at Save-On Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the Lake Country Fire Department will be collecting cash, cheque or gift certificate donations instead of physical donations this year due to limited space at the Lumby Food Bank. Firefighters will be at Save-On Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country firefighters to collect donations for Food Bank

Firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)
The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)

Revelstoke experiences food shortage in aftermath of B.C. storms

Revelstoke food bank and local grocers working to secure flow of goods

The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)
Volunteers unload bags of donations from the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive at Vernon’s Salvation Army food bank Sept. 25. (Salvation Army photo)

North Okanagan gives record support for Thanksgiving food drive

City and Coldstream collection more than doubles previous years

Volunteers unload bags of donations from the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive at Vernon’s Salvation Army food bank Sept. 25. (Salvation Army photo)
(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)

Okanagan food banks looking for Thanksgiving donations

Contactless food drive will provide dinner for many this Thanksgiving

(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)
A $3,000 donation from the Gary Bennett Family Fund will go towards baby products for families in need. (Central Okanagan Food Bank)

Okanagan charity donates $3,000 to support young families

The Gary Bennett Family Fund donated to Central Okanagan Food Bank

A $3,000 donation from the Gary Bennett Family Fund will go towards baby products for families in need. (Central Okanagan Food Bank)
Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pickleball play hits the ice in Okanagan

Rivals battle it out in support of the food bank

Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Salvation Army’s Jen Thompson and Jillian Penney are grateful for a donation of $3,500 from Tolko’s Ryan Scheidt and Sean Micks. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Final day to feed a record need in Vernon

Salvation Army bells are ringing at shops around town in order to fill the food bank shelves

The Salvation Army’s Jen Thompson and Jillian Penney are grateful for a donation of $3,500 from Tolko’s Ryan Scheidt and Sean Micks. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Stewart Geis, volunteer with the Lake Country Food Bank, was providing food at the Winfield Memorial Hall Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Lake Country Lions, food bank volunteers hand out Christmas toy bundles

Volunteers were busily sending out Christmas toy bundles at the Winfield Memorial Hall Saturday

Stewart Geis, volunteer with the Lake Country Food Bank, was providing food at the Winfield Memorial Hall Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Police corporal, Jesse O'Donaghey, Joy Haxton and Kim Sylvestre stand together with toy donations (RCMP photo)

Lake Country’s toy drive is a huge success, despite COVID-19

Central Okanagan is filled with giving residents who donated over 235 toys and $7000 in cash

Police corporal, Jesse O'Donaghey, Joy Haxton and Kim Sylvestre stand together with toy donations (RCMP photo)
Tim Hortons in Lake Country banded together to help raise more than $4,700 for the local food bank through its Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo submitted)

Lake Country Tim Hortons brings smiles to food bank

Annual Smile Cookie campaign raises $4,735

Tim Hortons in Lake Country banded together to help raise more than $4,700 for the local food bank through its Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo submitted)
North Okanagan real estate agents usually hold an annual food drive Dec. 4, but this year, due to restrictions, the drive cannot take place. Instead, the Realtors will be ringing bells in Vernon for the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign Dec. 4 and 5. (Morning Star file photo)

COVID-19 cancels North Okanagan food drive

But Realtors will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army kettle campaign

North Okanagan real estate agents usually hold an annual food drive Dec. 4, but this year, due to restrictions, the drive cannot take place. Instead, the Realtors will be ringing bells in Vernon for the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign Dec. 4 and 5. (Morning Star file photo)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
RCMP Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna Regional Detachment receives help with donations from six-year-old Nira during the 2019 Cram the Cruiser event, which has been cancelled but donations are being accepted at the Lake Country RCMP detachment. (Contributed)

Cram the Cruiser shifts gears in Lake Country

COVID-19 cancels original toy drive, but RCMP collecting new, unwrapped items and cash at detachment

RCMP Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna Regional Detachment receives help with donations from six-year-old Nira during the 2019 Cram the Cruiser event, which has been cancelled but donations are being accepted at the Lake Country RCMP detachment. (Contributed)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld