Cast-A-Light
Holly wants to help others
by - Story: 85070


“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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  • Claire Mountford $200.00
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  • Rob Moffat $100.00
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  • Susan Seabrook $100.00
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  • Erica White $100.00
  • Ryan Le Roux $100.00
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  • Richard Couture $30.00
  • Diane Bold $30.00
  • Amber Coyle $25.00
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  • 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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