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)

Okanagan charity donates $3,000 to support young families

The Gary Bennett Family Fund donated to 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

 

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

 

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
Derek and Karen Hobson were among the volunteers packing hampers at the Salvation Army in Penticton on Tuesday. The hampers are for the festive season, but organizers are packing them early in case there is a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic this fall and winter. (John Arendt - Black Press)

Volunteers in Penticton begin packaging seasonal food hampers

Salvation Army preparing for possible second wave of COVID-19 to affect December hampers

Derek and Karen Hobson were among the volunteers packing hampers at the Salvation Army in Penticton on Tuesday. The hampers are for the festive season, but organizers are packing them early in case there is a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic this fall and winter. (John Arendt - Black Press)
British Columbia food hampers will provide more than 1.3 million local meals to support increased demand at food banks. Rogers employees in B.C. volunteer to help organize, fill and distribute hampers. (Contributed)

Rogers initiative ‘Step Up to the Plate’ to help Central Okanagan Food Banks

The initiative will deliver food hampers that will provide more than 1,343,000 meals for local food banks

British Columbia food hampers will provide more than 1.3 million local meals to support increased demand at food banks. Rogers employees in B.C. volunteer to help organize, fill and distribute hampers. (Contributed)
Lake Country Food Bank camera stolen

Lake Country Food Bank camera stolen

Silver Ford crew cab seen taking equipment from social service agency

Lake Country Food Bank camera stolen
Okanagan highland dance studios are joining a Canada-wide dance-a-thon in support of Food Bank Canada and Kids Help Phone Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Contributed)

Okanagan highlanders dance in support of kids, food banks

A nationwide virtual dance-a-thon will garner donations for Food Bank Canada and Kids Help Phone

Okanagan highland dance studios are joining a Canada-wide dance-a-thon in support of Food Bank Canada and Kids Help Phone Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Contributed)
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to provide food for those in need in the community. (Stock photo)

Support for Summerland Food Bank increasing despite COVID-19 pandemic

Community members continuing to contribute to facility

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to provide food for those in need in the community. (Stock photo)
Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo

Save-On-Foods to start national food bank campaign

The company said 50 per cent of proceeds from Western Family products sold will be donated

Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo
Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo

Save-On-Foods to start national food bank campaign

The company said 50 per cent of proceeds from Western Family products sold will be donated

Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)
On June 13, 2020, 19-year-old Darius Sam will attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours in an effort to raise money for Merritt’s Nicola Valley Food Bank. (Darius Sam / GoFundMe)

100 miles in 24 hours: a B.C. man’s mission to support the less fortunate

Merrit’s Darius Sam felt a responsibility to help his community after encounter with a starving woman

On June 13, 2020, 19-year-old Darius Sam will attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours in an effort to raise money for Merritt’s Nicola Valley Food Bank. (Darius Sam / GoFundMe)
(Stock photo)

Golfers raise funds for Summerland Food Bank

Breakfast league collects $500 in support

(Stock photo)