Thanksgiving Food Drive
Did you know that local food banks in B.C. help feed more than 100,000 people each month?
These food banks do not receive government funding and rely solely on the public for donations.
Many would go hungry if not for the generosity of neighbours like you. Your support will help ll people with hope.
Food drive organizers will not ring your doorbell on collection day and they will not solicit financial donations. Your contribution will go directly to your local food bank.
To donate, there are several ways. If you have a food-bank plastic bag and flyer, place unopened, non-perishable food in the bag with the yer attached, and place them on your doorstep in clear view. If your doorstep is not visible from the road, or you have a long or steep driveway, place the bags at the end of your driveway, near the road, ready for pickup by 9:30 a.m.
If the bag option isn’t available to you, you can drop off donations at SaveOn-Foods in West Kelowna from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.
Save-On-Foods at Orchard Plaza and Costco in Kelowna will also be accepting donations, also from 11 a.m. to 2 p. m. You can also drop off donations at the food bank. Items of Need Include: • Pasta & pasta sauce; canned fruits and vegetables; stuffing mix; canned cranberries; Boost; baby Food (all ages); formula; diapers sizes 3-4; baby wipes and gluten free items.
Gordon Oliver,left, public affairs director for the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive; Lenetta Parry of the Central Okanagan Food Bank, Kelowna mayor Colin Basran and West Kelowna mayor Doug Findlater at a press conference discussing the seventh annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive.