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Community Skate for the Food Bank

Dec 17, 2014 / 8:00 am

About the Food Bank

Dec 17, 2014 / 5:00 am
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...

Tyler wants to be a fireman

Dec 27, 2013 / 7:34 am

This girl wants to sing, but not for food

Dec 26, 2013 / 7:52 am
The Cast-A-Light campaign for the Kelowna Community Food Bank is only half way to our goal of $50,000 - can you help?

Feeding Hope

Dec 23, 2013 / 8:50 am

Sarah wants to be an astronaut

Dec 22, 2013 / 8:32 am

Chefs cook up help for the food bank

Dec 19, 2013 / 11:04 am


Food for Christmas

Dec 18, 2013 / 12:01 pm

Heal yourself first

Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 am
Tricia fights hard to hold back her tears. She had to move home this year after fifteen years of living on her own. As a holistic health practitioner, certified herbalist and reflexologist she is used to healing others. But a serious car crash six years ago pushed her towards disability and...

Jenny wants to be a ballerina

Dec 16, 2013 / 10:00 am

Zookeeper wants to feed animals

Dec 14, 2013 / 8:24 am

Making babies smile

Dec 13, 2013 / 8:56 am

Grade six social entrepreneurs!

Dec 11, 2013 / 8:00 am
Anne McClymont Elementary students Lucy Dehaas and Madison Dyck present $363.70 to the Kelowna Food Bank. The funds are from their pizza fundraiser last Friday. The girls treated all three grade six classes to a delicious hot lunch, by donation. “Everybody had a slice even if they...

Working three jobs to make ends meet

Dec 10, 2013 / 5:00 am
Justin dropped by the Kelowna Food Bank today just to say thanks. He is a single dad working three jobs while caring for his four-year-old son. He recently earned his Community Support Worker Diploma from Vancouver Career College and is working at both the Bridge Family Services and the Pathways...

Casting a light for the last 7 years

Dec 5, 2013 / 12:38 pm
Over $200,000 has been donated through the Cast-A-Light campaign since its inception in 2007, and this year the Kelowna Community Food Bank hopes to raise $50,000.

How to sponsor a local family

Dec 4, 2013 / 5:00 am
The Food Bank’s Sponsor-a-Family Program is a special way for people to bring joy to others at Christmas. Our sponsors are matched with deserving families and provided with their personalized “wish list.” Sponsors present their gifts in person at the food bank, making many happy...

Giving thanks to the food bank

Dec 3, 2013 / 1:00 pm
A woman says thank you to the Kelowna Community Food Bank for their great help and support.

Food bank donations used as currency

Dec 2, 2013 / 9:49 am
At Jodi Quibell's garage sale people don't bring money, they bring food. "Knowing there are children who are not given enough to eat in our community hurts my heart. Because of this, in December 2012, I decided to take action and started Food for Gifts. My sister-in-law was my...

Big things come in small packages

Nov 28, 2013 / 5:00 am
It’s easy to miss Terry; she stands less than 5 feet tall. She lives alone in her tiny apartment near Pandosy Street. Terry visits the food bank once a month, she has no choice. Her rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia prevent her from working. Her $900 disability...

Kim: One of our brightest lights

Nov 27, 2013 / 5:00 am
There are many reasons to volunteer at the Kelowna Food Bank. Some people enjoy giving back to our community, while others volunteer to learn new skills and gain work experience. Kim is here twice a week, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. He is one of our long serving volunteers, busy with a...

Food bank use remains high

Nov 26, 2013 / 5:00 am
The number of Canadians turning to food banks for help is still at record highs, according to Food Banks Canada’s annual national study released today. HungerCount 2013 reports that in a typical month, food banks in Canada provide food to more than three quarters of a million separate...

Help Cast-A-Light to Shine!

Nov 25, 2013 / 5:00 am
Christmas is a magical time of year; sadly not everyone shares in the full joy of the season. Every December, we team up with the Food Bank to brighten lives in our community at Christmas and throughout the year. Beginning November 25th, Cast- A-Light, our annual online campaign features...

Service, above and beyond

Dec 31, 2012 / 5:00 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

Players fill the net for the food bank

Dec 28, 2012 / 5:00 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

Volunteers, the heart of the Food Bank

Dec 27, 2012 / 5:00 am
Kim is at the Kelowna Food Bank twice a week, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. He has worked for us a long time and he's always busy with a smile and a friendly word for everyone. He came to us seven years ago, a client of TIER Support Services. TIER provides...

Holly wants to help others

Dec 26, 2012 / 2:26 pm
“Our plans were shelved when Jason’s hours were cut back to almost none in September 2008,” Melissa says. “The bills began to pile up. Within a few months we were in a deep hole. Finally, we had to admit that we were beyond the point where we could make ends meet; we...

Tiny Bundles of joy

Dec 22, 2012 / 8:30 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

The Spirit of Christmas

Dec 21, 2012 / 8:42 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

8-month-old uses the Food Bank

Dec 19, 2012 / 5:00 am
Meet Devin “I’m 8 months old and have lots of friends at the Kelowna Food Bank. I go there once a week with my mom, it’s great to see everyone and visit. I always have a big smile for everyone but I save my biggest smiles for Jessica. I really like her a...

Kayla wants to be a singer

Dec 18, 2012 / 5:00 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

Living with cancer, one day at a time

Dec 17, 2012 / 5:00 am
A letter to the Food Bank Being diagnosed with terminal cancer would be frightening for anyone. Now imagine adding loss of income, home and community to this difficult time. Meet Raymond and Manuel, a family facing this reality after Raymond was diagnosed with cancer. Manuel has quit...

Kids collect food instead of candy

Dec 13, 2012 / 5:00 am
Olivia and Matt, like most kids, went out on Halloween. They toured the neighbourhood, but instead of asking for treats they asked for food for the Kelowna Food Bank. By the end of the night the energetic kids had gathered over 500 items of food for the Food Bank. Well done Olivia and Matt, thank...

Working hard to put food on the table

Dec 12, 2012 / 5:00 am
Two years after the recession working people continue to struggle to pay the rent and put healthy food on the table. Food Banks Canada reports that the “need has broadened in the past four years to include those who might least expect to use a food bank.” From...

Cast-A-Light for Jenny

Dec 11, 2012 / 10:40 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

Food for those in need

Dec 10, 2012 / 3:10 pm
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

Singing for a cause

Dec 7, 2012 / 9:41 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

Cast-A-Light for Randa

Dec 6, 2012 / 9:18 am
Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign featuring inspiring stories of hope, wholeness and community spirit from Food Bank clients, donors and volunteers. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 for Food Bank programs. Every day we post a new story or video. You can learn more about how Food...

Cast-A-Light for Darla

Dec 5, 2012 / 1:29 pm
Christmas is a magical time, especially for young children. It is a time for joy, memories that last a lifetime. Sadly, not every child shares in the spirit of the season. Darla turned six this week. Her mom, Monica is in her second year at Okanagan College. In...

Cast-A-Light for Lucas

Dec 4, 2012 / 1:06 pm
Christmas is a magical time of year; sadly not everyone shares in the full joy of the season. Every December, we team up with the Kelowna Community Food Bank to brighten lives in our community at Christmas and throughout the year. Cast- A-Light is our annual online campaign...

The Food Bank: Spirit of Christmas

Dec 3, 2012 / 5:00 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2012 - Kelowna BC, today marks the launch of the Food Bank’s annual Christmas Campaign: The Spirit of Giving. It looks to be another busy year. “We serve thousands every month, but the need is always greater at Christmas, says Vonnie Lavers,...
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