Food Bank

Lisa Burke, owner of Burke Hair Lounge, and her pup, posing for a photo on the re-opening of the Community Fridge at it’s new location (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Trendy new location for Kelowna Community Fridge

Burke Hair Lounge now hosts the food accessibility initiative

 

(Central Okanagan Food Bank/Contributed)

‘Be An Angel’ campaign raises close to $500k for Central Okanagan Food Bank

In the 27th iteration of the December-based fundraiser, The Thomas Allen Budd Foundation contributed $30,000

 

SASCU director June Stewart presents Salmon Arm Salvation Army Food Bank’s Jen Gilfillan Lt. Joel Torrens with a cheque from SASCU for $7,000. (Contributed)

Thousands of dollars given by SASCU to North Okanagan-Shuswap food banks

Funding for non-profit groups raised through SASCU’s Community Support Program.

  • Dec 19, 2022

 

White Lake firefighters stand next to the food donated to their fire department’s annual food drive on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (Contributed)

White Lake residents generously support fire department food drive

White Lake Fire Department collects cash and food for Sorrento Food Bank

  • Dec 12, 2022
White Lake firefighters stand next to the food donated to their fire department’s annual food drive on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (Contributed)
Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Canadian food insecurity researchers say holiday appeals for people to donate to their local food banks can be tough swallow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why anti-poverty researchers bristle at holiday appeals for food bank donations

Addressing hunger requires systemic changes, researchers say

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Canadian food insecurity researchers say holiday appeals for people to donate to their local food banks can be tough swallow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Gwyneth Gau looks after the Eagle Valley Community Support Society table with hamper applications and raffle gift baskets for the Sicamous Parents and Tots program at the Sicamous Christmas Craft and Trade Fair at Eagle River Secondary, Nov. 19 2022. (Rebecca Willson-Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous support society offers ways to help those in need over the holidays

Upcoming firefighter toy drive, CP Holiday Train opportunities to donate

Gwyneth Gau looks after the Eagle Valley Community Support Society table with hamper applications and raffle gift baskets for the Sicamous Parents and Tots program at the Sicamous Christmas Craft and Trade Fair at Eagle River Secondary, Nov. 19 2022. (Rebecca Willson-Eagle Valley News)
From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)

600,000 eggs donated by farmers to food banks across B.C. by end of 2022

‘We don’t want any parents to be in a position where they can’t feed their kids’ - Chilliwack egg farmer

From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)
Volunteers at Eagle Valley Community Support Society’s recent Thanksgiving food drive. (Contributed)

Downturn in donations a problem for Sicamous food bank

Eagle Valley Community Support Society has less to give this year

Volunteers at Eagle Valley Community Support Society’s recent Thanksgiving food drive. (Contributed)
Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm food bank struggling to keep up with inflation

Second Harvest manager said donations dramatically down

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)
Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high, nearly 1.5M visits in March: report

Numbers 35 per cent higher than visits in March 2019, before the pandemic hit

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VIDEO: Thanksgiving dinner will come with a hefty price tag this year

Homemade turkey dinner now more than $200 for a family of four

A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation hits international students hard, with some turning to food banks

One Vancouver food bank said three-quarters of the students it aids were from overseas

Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Food Bank heats up with new furnace donation

Vernon’s Applewood Heating and Lennox Industries show and feel the love for food bank volunteers

John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Urgent need for a national school food program in classrooms: B.C. group

The Coalition for Healthy School Food wants the federal government to create a national program.

A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
SASCU vice-president finance and credit Jennifer Black and president/CEO Barry Delaney present $7,300 in cheques to the Salmon Arm Salvation Army’s Joel and Lynn Torrens. (Contributed)

Shuswap support organizations receive financial boost from SASCU

Credit union donates $22,000 to local food banks, shelters

  • Dec 21, 2021
SASCU vice-president finance and credit Jennifer Black and president/CEO Barry Delaney present $7,300 in cheques to the Salmon Arm Salvation Army’s Joel and Lynn Torrens. (Contributed)
Kindgergarten students from King’s Christian School take about 400 pounds of food they bought through funds they raised themselves to Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest food bank on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. With them are Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest, and teachers Diana Sawatzky and Isabelle Castella. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Kindergarten students at Salmon Arm’s King’s Christian School buy food for food bank

About 400 pounds of groceries go to Second Harvest after children sell handmade Christmas ornaments

Kindgergarten students from King’s Christian School take about 400 pounds of food they bought through funds they raised themselves to Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest food bank on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. With them are Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest, and teachers Diana Sawatzky and Isabelle Castella. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)

Revelstoke experiences food shortage in aftermath of B.C. storms

Revelstoke food bank and local grocers working to secure flow of goods

The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)
Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm is interested in talking to volunteers who would like to glean fruit as well as people who have fruit trees that may soon require gleaning. (File photo)

Second Harvest in Salmon Arm needs help providing fruit

Volunteers wanted who would like to pick fruit as well as those with trees that need picking

Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm is interested in talking to volunteers who would like to glean fruit as well as people who have fruit trees that may soon require gleaning. (File photo)
Volunteers sort through thousands of bags non-perishables donated during the Thanksgiving Food Drive Sept. 25, which collected 37,800 pounds of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Contributed)

Vernon gives record support for Thanksgiving food drive

City and Coldstream collection more than doubles previous years

Volunteers sort through thousands of bags non-perishables donated during the Thanksgiving Food Drive Sept. 25, which collected 37,800 pounds of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Contributed)