Food Bank

Santa takes a break to shoot some hoops with the kids at the Similkameen Rec Centre after the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Santa raising donations for Keremeos/Cawston Food Bank

Get your photo with Santa in exchange for a donation on Dec. 18 and 24

 

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

 

Volunteers sort through thousands of bags non-perishables donated during the Thanksgiving Food Drive Sept. 25, which collected 37,800 pounds of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Contributed)

Vernon gives record support for Thanksgiving food drive

City and Coldstream collection more than doubles previous years

 

Penticton community members donated over $11,000 and 575 pounds of food through the 2019 Holiday Food Drive hosted by Loblaw, contributing to a record-breaking year. (Photo - Unsplash)

More than 6 tons of goods donated in Penticton Thanksgiving Food Drive

The contactless food drive equalled the best ever for Penticton

Penticton community members donated over $11,000 and 575 pounds of food through the 2019 Holiday Food Drive hosted by Loblaw, contributing to a record-breaking year. (Photo - Unsplash)
(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)
Garden markers. V2A Project
Garden markers. V2A Project
The Penticton Junior Chamber International's fourth annual ValleyWide Food Drive raised over 3,800 pounds of food donations and $5,540 for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Submitted)

Over 3,800 pounds raised by Penticton Junior Chamber International food drive

The fourth annual ValleyWide Food Drive also raised $5,540 for the local food bank

The Penticton Junior Chamber International's fourth annual ValleyWide Food Drive raised over 3,800 pounds of food donations and $5,540 for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Submitted)
In 2019, 3,600 lbs of food was collected and donated to local food banks through the ValleyDrive event. (Contributed)

Penticton Junior Chamber International food drive runs March 27

The Penticton portion of the Valley Wide Food Drive runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

In 2019, 3,600 lbs of food was collected and donated to local food banks through the ValleyDrive event. (Contributed)
Mike Boersma and Adrienne Betts of Granny’s Cafe, at left, present Janet Peake of the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre, with a cheque for $1,310 from a recent fundraising event. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Cafe raises more than $1,300 for Summerland Food Bank

Money raised during one-day fundraiser in early February

Mike Boersma and Adrienne Betts of Granny’s Cafe, at left, present Janet Peake of the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre, with a cheque for $1,310 from a recent fundraising event. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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)
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)
Gift baskets from Maple Roch in Summerland will be sold at London Drugs locations in the Central and South Okanagan. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the baskets will go to food banks in the region. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Maple Roch donates funds from gift baskets to help food banks

Maple syrup baskets are available on shelves of London Drugs stores in Central and South Okanagan

Gift baskets from Maple Roch in Summerland will be sold at London Drugs locations in the Central and South Okanagan. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the baskets will go to food banks in the region. (Contributed)
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)
Penticton food banks have seen a higher demand than ever amid COVID-19. (Contributed)

Get a Meal, Give a Meal program raises funds for Penticton Food Bank

Valley First’s new program raises funds for the food bank by supporting local restaurants

Penticton food banks have seen a higher demand than ever amid COVID-19. (Contributed)
The Cherryville Community Food Bank Society announced it had been broken into sometime over Monday night or Tuesday morning Nov. 3, 2020. (Peter Wendt photo)

North Okanagan food bank broken into

‘I know they must be desperate and I want to help,’ society spokesperson says

The Cherryville Community Food Bank Society announced it had been broken into sometime over Monday night or Tuesday morning Nov. 3, 2020. (Peter Wendt photo)
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
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre has received generous donations of food and cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rene Cortin - Wikimedia commons)

Summerland food bank continues to receive donations

Need continues for protein sources and fresh produce

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre has received generous donations of food and cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rene Cortin - Wikimedia commons)
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)
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)