The Kelowna Community Food Bank is a self-supporting non-profit organization, raising food and funds through donations, special events, community food drives and local and national sponsors. The Food Bank is operated by a volunteer board of directors, ten full and part-time staff and more than 100 volunteers who provide essential services including food collection, distribution and sorting; hamper preparation; client assistance and referrals; special event planning and fundraising.
Our volunteers contribute over 20,000 hours annually, the equivalent of 15 full-time staff. We could not do what we do without our volunteer family.
The Kelowna Community Food Bank was established in 1983 to provide short-term support to Kelowna families and individuals in need of temporary assistance. Since then our mission has grown to help alleviate chronic hunger and poverty in the Central Okanagan by providing our clients with a 5 to 7 day supply of healthy food on a monthly basis.
We serve more than 2,500 individuals per month, 38% are children, distributing over $2 million in food per year.
The Kelowna Food Bank was the 2012 recipient of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence - Community Impact Award.
We are members of Food Banks BC, Food Banks Canada and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.
1265 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z7