It is your last chance to sign up for the Castanet and Total Restoration Set the Plate food drive in support of the local food bank.
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is currently serving 5,500 people every month out of their two locations in Kelowna and West Kelowna. That represents a 30 per cent increase over the same time last year.
Keeping the shelves stocked has been a challenge. Food bank CEO Trevor Moss said in an interview last month baby supplies, including formula and diapers, are low. Even staples like pasta and peanut butter have been in short supply.
With the holidays fast approaching, the Central Okanagan Food Bank is hoping the community continues to give generously to ensure local families and individuals don’t go hungry.
During the ‘Set the Table’ food drive, individuals and businesses who wish to participate can provide their pickup information by Dec. 8. Sign up here.
The crew from Total Restoration will then drive by your home or business for contactless, curbside pickup between Dec. 12 and 15. An email notification will provide a specific date and time.
Simply bag or box your contribution and place at the end of your driveway or doorstep.
Last year, approximately 2,500 Christmas hampers were distributed by the food bank. It is expected that will rise to at least 3,250 this year.
The most needed items include:
- Mac & Cheese
- Chunky Soup
- Pasta Sauce
- Healthy Cereal
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Fish/Meat
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Soup
- Canned Veggies
- Side Dishes/Stuffing Mix
- Baby Food