Brown bag it to help hungry kids

As part of national Hunger Awareness Day, Feed The Valley and the Kelowna Community Food Bank will present The Great Canadian Lunch in and Rock Show at Bankhead Elementary School.

As part of national Hunger Awareness Day, Feed The Valley and the Kelowna Community Food Bank will present The Great Canadian Lunch in and Rock Show at Bankhead Elementary School.

The event takes place Tuesday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“It’s one day this spring where together we can make a difference in the lives of our hungry kids,” said Lenetta Thordarson, associate executive director at the Kelowna food bank.

“Hunger affects us all.  Did you know that one in seven kids in the Central Okanagan attends school hungry?

“Hungry kids can’t concentrate, struggle to learn, fall behind in school and fall behind in life.”

Thordarson invites the public to brown bag it and bring their lunch to Bankhead Elementary, 1280 Wilson Ave., and donate their lunch money towards the food bank’s Kids Nutrition Improvement programs.

“We can’t thank Valley First Credit Union and the staff and students at Bankhead enough for helping us organize this community event,” added Thordarson.

“Grab the crew from work, come down, have lunch together and enjoy some great music from the Kelowna Rock School.”

Hunger Awareness Day was launched by Food Banks Canada in 2005 to raise awareness about hunger in Canada.

Although food banks were created in 1981 as a temporary and emergency measure to ensure all Canadians receive their basic food requirements, they have become a necessary part of the social safety net.

Feed the Valley is an innovative community partnership aimed at tackling hunger in the region.

Designed to raise food, funds and awareness for local food banks, Feed the Valley was developed as a corporate citizenship program at Valley First Credit Union.

 

Kelowna Capital News