Cast-A-Light

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...
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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...

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Top Cast-a-light Donors

Personal

  1. Barry Chase $4,000.00
  2. Rick Paulger $1,077.00
  3. David Goldberg $1,000.00

1-25 Employees

  1. Kel-west Carriers LTD $1,200.00
  2. Mission Park Dental Clinic $530.00
  3. J Kirby and Co $500.00

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Cast-a-light Donors

  • Barry Chase $4000.00
  • Kel-west Carriers LTD $1200.00
  • Rick Paulger $1077.00
  • Shaundra Ihas $1000.00
  • Chris Fibiger $1000.00
  • Pirjo Boucher $1000.00
  • Theresa Arsenault $1000.00
  • David Goldberg $1000.00
  • Kenneth Phillips $700.00
  • Mission Park Dental Clinic $530.00
  • J Kirby and Co $500.00
  • Halyna Petryshyn $500.00
  • Okanagan Periodontal Study Club $500.00
  • William Farley $500.00
  • Timothy G Scott $500.00
  • Terrance Brown $500.00
  • Ecoscape Environmental Consultants LTD $450.00
  • Alan Bruce $300.00
  • Brian Milligen $300.00
  • Don McLeod $300.00
  • Fred Schaad $300.00
  • Mona Steinberg $250.00
  • James Berwick $250.00
  • Kevin Berry $250.00
  • Tia-Maria Soroskie $200.00
  • Danny Chow $200.00
  • Shane Briggs $200.00
  • Jean Bradford $200.00
  • Gordon Wallace $200.00
  • Yuliya Melnichuk $200.00
  • Brian Gares $200.00
  • Lee Gibson $200.00
  • Jesse Wall $200.00
  • Roger Hume $200.00
  • Catherine Sawyer $200.00
  • Brant Ducey $200.00
  • Claire Mountford $200.00
  • Tammy Rittich $200.00
  • Anne Pistawka $150.00
  • Paul Mick $150.00
  • Richard Naka $150.00
  • Kent Martin $150.00
  • Leena Phillips $150.00
  • Francois Cloutier $105.00
  • Robyn Springer $100.00
  • Ray H. Hunt $100.00
  • Debbie Wickland $100.00
  • Patty Davidson $100.00
  • Rob Moffat $100.00
  • Shelley Martins $100.00
  • Susan Seabrook $100.00
  • Susan Kaiser $100.00
  • Jim Van Dam $100.00
  • Carl Wong $100.00
  • Barbara Scott $100.00
  • Erica White $100.00
  • Ryan Le Roux $100.00
  • Geoffrey McLaren $100.00
  • Henry Mainemer $100.00
  • Patrcia Rantucci $100.00
  • Paul Winger $100.00
  • Paul Milton $100.00
  • Adrian Rizzo $100.00
  • Terry Hogan $100.00
  • Marlise Leibel $100.00
  • Ena Galloway $100.00
  • Leanna Drummoond $100.00
  • Lisa McKellar $100.00
  • Dana Zovko $100.00
  • Jeannie Larcombe $100.00
  • Theesa Griffiths $100.00
  • Anne Wise on behalf of daughter Jan Enns $100.00
  • John Patterson $100.00
  • Murissa Shalapata $75.00
  • Michael Rice $75.00
  • Jim Gordon $75.00
  • Barbara Bailey $50.00
  • Margaret Reeves $50.00
  • Jen Cowling $50.00
  • Judy Ronacher $50.00
  • Shalin McCormick $50.00
  • Lindsey Dobbin $50.00
  • Sharon Hyatt $50.00
  • Benjamin Hechter $50.00
  • Gary Conne $50.00
  • Brittany Myrhaug $50.00
  • Janet Ryder $50.00
  • Dana Kruiper $50.00
  • Jeff Sill $50.00
  • Patricia Lemche $50.00
  • Gwynne Harries $50.00
  • Barbara Shelton $50.00
  • Dan Atkinson $50.00
  • Caroline Stickle $50.00
  • Sherry Wyattt $50.00
  • Ken Murray $50.00
  • Gary Stoutenburg $50.00
  • Brian Miller $50.00
  • Leanne Mlasko $50.00
  • Michelle Jamison $50.00
  • Lorraine Kearney $50.00
  • Gail Prichard $50.00
  • Gerrie-Anne Corry $50.00
  • Darren J Birch $50.00
  • Ian G Graham $45.00
  • Connie Heimbecker $40.00
  • Richard Couture $30.00
  • Diane Bold $30.00
  • Amber Coyle $25.00
  • Doug Mehus $25.00
  • Rachel Fischer $25.00
  • Genevieve Hawtree $25.00
  • Kirsten Harrison $25.00
  • Griffen Seed $25.00
  • Robert Vangolen $20.00
  • Thomas Schauer $20.00
  • John Zeger $20.00
  • Michael Proctor $20.00
  • Nina Smith $15.00
  • Shelley Stoochnow $10.00

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About Cast-A-Light

Castanet.net has partnered with the Kelowna Community Food Bank to raise much needed funds, food, and toys for children and families in our community.

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 with all funds going to programs at the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

Your donation to the sixth annual Cast-A-Light Campaign will provide a brighter future for those less fortunate in our community.
The Kelowna Community Food Bank will acknowledge all gifts to the Cast-A-Light Campaign. Tax receipts are mailed for donations in the amount of $10 or more with addresses provided.

View a Shaw TV segment from our 2007 campaign:




About the Food Bank

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

Phone: 250-763-7161
Fax: 250-763-9116
Email: [email protected]
http://www.kelownafoodbank.com/



Family profiles on this page have been provided by the Kelowna Community Food Bank.






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