Food Bank

Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pickleball play hits the ice in Okanagan

Rivals battle it out in support of the food bank

 

Few of Bruce Nyeste’ empty bowl project offerings remain at DeMille’s Farm Market. When they are gone, the Shuswap potter expects he will have raised about $12,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (Contributed)

What’s the good news, 2020? Shuswap potter’s empty bowls help fill food bank

The Salmon Arm Observer looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

 

Jennifer Ribi of the Eagle Valley Food Bank receives a cheque from SASCU board director John Schlosar. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union steps up again for food banks, shelters

Donations through community support program also benefit community projects, programs

 

Scouts Canada 1st Salmon Arm members are running a food drive on the weekend of Dec. 4-6 in front of Walmart. (Flikr Image)

Salmon Arm Scouts aim to fill truck for food bank

Food drive to take place Dec. 4, and 6 in front of Salmon Arm Walmart

Scouts Canada 1st Salmon Arm members are running a food drive on the weekend of Dec. 4-6 in front of Walmart. (Flikr Image)
Tim Hortons in Lake Country banded together to help raise more than $4,700 for the local food bank through its Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo submitted)

Lake Country Tim Hortons brings smiles to food bank

Annual Smile Cookie campaign raises $4,735

Tim Hortons in Lake Country banded together to help raise more than $4,700 for the local food bank through its Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo submitted)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
RCMP Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna Regional Detachment receives help with donations from six-year-old Nira during the 2019 Cram the Cruiser event, which has been cancelled but donations are being accepted at the Lake Country RCMP detachment. (Contributed)

Cram the Cruiser shifts gears in Lake Country

COVID-19 cancels original toy drive, but RCMP collecting new, unwrapped items and cash at detachment

RCMP Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna Regional Detachment receives help with donations from six-year-old Nira during the 2019 Cram the Cruiser event, which has been cancelled but donations are being accepted at the Lake Country RCMP detachment. (Contributed)
The Cherryville Community Food Bank Society announced it had been broken into sometime over Monday night or Tuesday morning Nov. 3, 2020. (Peter Wendt photo)

North Okanagan food bank broken into

‘I know they must be desperate and I want to help,’ society spokesperson says

The Cherryville Community Food Bank Society announced it had been broken into sometime over Monday night or Tuesday morning Nov. 3, 2020. (Peter Wendt photo)
Sorrento Food Bank Manager Tina Hyssop and treasurer Carmen Burt receive a $1,000 from Joyce Adrian Sotski of The Third House and Shuswap Association of Writers president Debra Turner. The money was raised through the sale of Celebration of Creativity, a collection of works by local writers and artists. (Shirley Bigelow DeKelver photo)

Collection of creative works by Shuswap artists benefits food banks

Sorrento and Second Harvest food banks receive $1,000 donations

Sorrento Food Bank Manager Tina Hyssop and treasurer Carmen Burt receive a $1,000 from Joyce Adrian Sotski of The Third House and Shuswap Association of Writers president Debra Turner. The money was raised through the sale of Celebration of Creativity, a collection of works by local writers and artists. (Shirley Bigelow DeKelver photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Derek and Karen Hobson were among the volunteers packing hampers at the Salvation Army in Penticton on Tuesday. The hampers are for the festive season, but organizers are packing them early in case there is a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic this fall and winter. (John Arendt - Black Press)

Volunteers in Penticton begin packaging seasonal food hampers

Salvation Army preparing for possible second wave of COVID-19 to affect December hampers

Derek and Karen Hobson were among the volunteers packing hampers at the Salvation Army in Penticton on Tuesday. The hampers are for the festive season, but organizers are packing them early in case there is a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic this fall and winter. (John Arendt - Black Press)
Few of Bruce Nyeste’ empty bowl project offerings remain at DeMille’s Farm Market. When they are gone, the Shuswap potter expects he will have raised about $12,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (Contributed)

Shuswap potter’s empty bowls help fill food bank

Mud, Sweat and Tears’ Bruce Nyeste expects project to raise $12,000 for Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest

Few of Bruce Nyeste’ empty bowl project offerings remain at DeMille’s Farm Market. When they are gone, the Shuswap potter expects he will have raised about $12,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (Contributed)
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to provide food for those in need in the community. (Stock photo)

Support for Summerland Food Bank increasing despite COVID-19 pandemic

Community members continuing to contribute to facility

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is continuing to provide food for those in need in the community. (Stock photo)
Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo

Save-On-Foods to start national food bank campaign

The company said 50 per cent of proceeds from Western Family products sold will be donated

Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo
Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo

Save-On-Foods to start national food bank campaign

The company said 50 per cent of proceeds from Western Family products sold will be donated

Staff at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook demonstrate proper social distance techniques. Barry Coulter photo
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)
On June 13, 2020, 19-year-old Darius Sam will attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours in an effort to raise money for Merritt’s Nicola Valley Food Bank. (Darius Sam / GoFundMe)

100 miles in 24 hours: a B.C. man’s mission to support the less fortunate

Merrit’s Darius Sam felt a responsibility to help his community after encounter with a starving woman

On June 13, 2020, 19-year-old Darius Sam will attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours in an effort to raise money for Merritt’s Nicola Valley Food Bank. (Darius Sam / GoFundMe)
(Stock photo)

Golfers raise funds for Summerland Food Bank

Breakfast league collects $500 in support

(Stock photo)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)
Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union announced a $6,000 donation for local food banks feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

SASCU donates to Shuswap food banks and support groups

$6,000 donation to help several community organizations

Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union announced a $6,000 donation for local food banks feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)