Despite the stronger economy The Kelowna Food Bank and Trinity Baptist Church are reminding you that many families still struggle to make ends meet in Kelowna.
“For most people, opening their cupboard and finding their shelves a little low means a quick trip to the grocery store to buy whatever they need,” says Scott Lanigan, Director of Cause Trinity Church. “But for many in our community, an empty cupboard means a trip to the food bank.”
The Kelowna food bank provides a one-week supply of nutritious food including dairy, eggs, meat and fresh produce to clients once every 30 days. Over 2,500 people used the food bank this April.
“It has been a challenging spring,” admits Lenetta Parry executive director. “We distribute over $10,000 in food to 100 households per day. Donations are not keeping pace with demand; we are running low on many nonperishable staple items.”
“More people means less food for everyone,” says Lanigan. “Today, food bank supplies are desperately low, so we figured all of us could do a little something.”
The food bank urgently needs whole-wheat pasta, soup, chunky soup, canned meat, canned fruit, Good Start baby formula, whole-wheat crackers and natural peanut butter.
Lanigan is encouraging you, individually, as a family, school or community group to set aside a can-a-day for the food bank, for the entire month of May.
“We are calling it May Can-A-Day Madness, 31 days – 31 cans! Everyone can help. Everyone can bring hope to our community.”
“The May Can-A-Day campaign will be a fun way to help hungry families,” says Parry.
“People can deliver cans to the food bank, or call us and we will come and pick them up. We can’t thank Trinity enough for their ongoing support.”
Get your business, organization or family on board and share it on social media with the hashtag, #MayCanADayMadness.