Food Bank

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)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)
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Tiny Bundles program reopens at Central Okanagan Food Bank

The program is available through appointment only in Kelowna and West Kelowna

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The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to receive support from the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland provides generous support to food bank

Donations from public provide assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to receive support from the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press file photo)
West Kelowna Warriors netminder Johnny Derrick looks back at the net after his team was eliminated by the Penticton Vees. (Mark Brett - Black Press)

West Kelowna Warriors support foodbank with takeout event

Warriors to donate $10 to the Central Okanagan Food Bank for every order over $30 at a selection of local restaurants

West Kelowna Warriors netminder Johnny Derrick looks back at the net after his team was eliminated by the Penticton Vees. (Mark Brett - Black Press)
Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble

‘Stronger Together’ special raises over $6 million for Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special on Sunday night featured a number of A-list performers and celebrities

Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble
Shuswap potter Bruce Nyeste’s unique, colourful bowls will be available for donation at DeMille’s Farm Market, with 100 per cent of the profits going to the Salmon Arm food bank. (Contributed)

Shuswap potter pours creative effort into supporting food bank

Mud, Sweat and Tears’ Bruce Nyeste creates unique bowls for sale, profits going to food bank

Shuswap potter Bruce Nyeste’s unique, colourful bowls will be available for donation at DeMille’s Farm Market, with 100 per cent of the profits going to the Salmon Arm food bank. (Contributed)
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Demand doubles at Revelstoke food bank

Community Connections concerned whether they can meet increasing need

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The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to provide food for those in need in the community. (Stock photo)

Summerland Food Bank still operating during COVID-19

Organization requesting donations of food and money as pandemic continues

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to provide food for those in need in the community. (Stock photo)
Vernon’s Salvation Army Food Bank is only accepting clients who make appointments. (Morning Star file photo)

UPDATE: Okanagan food banks feeling the pinch

Pandemic not interfeering with serving most vulnerable

Vernon’s Salvation Army Food Bank is only accepting clients who make appointments. (Morning Star file photo)
Over 30 students participated in the food drive (Connor Trembley-Kelowna Capital News)                                Over 30 students participated in the food drive (Connor Trembley - Kelowna Capital News)

Lake Country grads collect more than 2,000 items for food bank

Grade 12 students at George Elliot Secondary Student recently held the drive

Over 30 students participated in the food drive (Connor Trembley-Kelowna Capital News)                                Over 30 students participated in the food drive (Connor Trembley - Kelowna Capital News)