Food Bank

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

 

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

 

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’

 

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)
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

Merritt’s Darius Sam felt he needed to help his community after an encounter with a struggling 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)
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)
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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