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

Summerland residents are continuing to support the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Janet Peake, president of the food bank society, said donations have been increasing at the food bank.

READ ALSO: Summerland provides generous support to food bank

READ ALSO: Summerland Food Bank still operating during COVID-19

“I think people are realizing those in need and vulnerable in the community have no way of meeting their needs on their own,” she said.

She added that people in Summerland have been generous in their support of the facility, and this support has not waned during the pandemic.

At present, the demand for the food bank has not increased significantly, she said, adding that some who would otherwise be in need of the food bank’s services have been receiving federal funding.

However, the facility is working to provide for ongoing and future needs.

During the pandemic, the food bank has restructured its operations in the basement of Summerland United Church. As a result, the facility is now renting additional space from the church for its food storage and distribution.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Food Bank

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two positive COVID-19 cases at Oliver farm

The risk of exposure to the general public related to this farm is considered to be low

Oliver Town Hall closed to public as staffer shows COVID-19 symptoms

One staff member at Oliver Town Hall is being tested for coronavirus

Village of Keremeos looks to dismantle systemic racism

Mayor says the time is right to deconstruct racist institutions

UPDATED: Interior Health to add 495 long-term seniors care beds

Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton to receive new facilities

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Summerland approves solar project

Despite community opposition, council voted 4-3 for Cartwright Mountain location

Police search for suspect in assault on woman in downtown Kelowna

Kelowna police received a report a woman had been assaulted by an unknown man on July 12

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

Horoscopes for the week of July 13

Weekly horoscopes by Morgan Fava

Police keep eye on motorbike gang in Kelowna for poker run

The Throttle Lockers Motorcycle Club Poker Run was to have taken place on July 11

Prohibited driver ticketed after rollover on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Jeep Cherokee hit rock face before rolling multiple times

Most Read