Cast-A-Light
Holly wants to help others
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“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 turned to the Kelowna Food Bank for help."

"Honestly, I don’t know how we would have managed without them.  On top of our family basket, we received a weekly hamper for the baby and a snack pack for Holly.  The snack pack has a week’s supply of good stuff like fresh fruit, yogurt and granola bars.  The lady there told us that it’s a program for kids in day care and school." 

Holly, who was six, loved the cheese sticks.  It was nice for her to have something tasty to look forward to at recess.  Although we did our best to keep our troubles from Holly, she was old enough to understand what we were going through.  Some days she would pretend to not like the cheese telling me to put it in Daddy’s lunch.  

"It broke my heart, but I was very proud of how she wanted to make sure that her father had enough to eat while he was out looking for work.”

Things have improved for Holly’s family in 2012

“Thanks to the Food Bank, we made it through.  Jason got his ticket and is working full time on the new Highway 97 project and I am working part-time.  We haven’t been to the Food Bank in over a year but the experience has left a lasting impression on Holly.  She tells me that when she grows up she wants to work there so that no one will ever have to go hungry.”

You can help.  Your donation helps kids like Holly to grow up healthy, active and strong.

Please give to the Cast A Light Campaign today.



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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.









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