Valley First provides grant endowment

Valley First is distributing more than $42,000 in grant funding from the Valley First Community Endowment.

Valley First is proud to announce the distribution of more than $42,000 in grant funding from the Valley First Community Endowment, with $11,000 earmarked for three not-for-profit organizations in Central Okanagan communities.

Grants from the endowment, which is administered by the First West Foundation, are being used to support programs related to helping children, families and youth at risk of hunger.

Recognizing the opportunity to strengthen existing initiatives and advance new food-related programs, grants have been provided to organizations advancing the overall health of their communities.

In the Central Okanagan, grants were provided to the following organizations:

• Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Connected by 25 program in Kelowna

• The Salvation Army after school supper club in Kelowna

• Peachland Wellness Centre cooking with company program.