Central Okanagan community Food Bank collecting toys

Food bank wants to include toys in the 1,600 food hampers it will distribute this Christmas.

Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

Is it getting the toy you longed for, or watching your own young kids squeal with glee in the early hours of Christmas morning?

The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank is almost as busy as Santa, making sure all families can create positive, happy memories on Christmas day.

It is asking for the community’s support in collecting new unwrapped toys for the expected 1,600 Christmas hampers that the food bank will  give out just before Christmas.

“We endeavour to help families in need lessen the stress of the holidays, making sure that all girls and boys have a full belly and something special under the tree this Christmas,” say food bank officials.

Starting Nov 12, a number of donation bins will be set out across the community at the following locations:

• Okanagan Regional Library branches in Rutland, Downtown Kelowna and in Westbank on the Westside

• Kelowna Actors Studio’s ticket booth at Orchard Park Mall and  its main office on Ellis Street in downtown Kelowna

• The Rotary Centre for the Arts

• The Kelowna Community Theatre

• The Rutland Arena

A toy drive is planned for Nov. 21 and  22 at Michaels Craft Store in Kelowna.

Donations can also be made at either food bank office—1265 Ellis Street downtown in Kelowna or 2545 Churchill Road in Westbank in West Kelowna.

 

 

Just Posted

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Kelowna city councillor suggests bringing back photo radar

Gail Given says it could help generate traffic fine revenue for the city—and make roads safer

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

‘Game changer” research deal between three B.C. Interior universities

UBCO, TRU, UNBC say deal will help innovation, research, aid students and increase quality of life

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Annual Christmas meal held as Kelowna Gospel Mission

The meal will be held tomorrow from 12 to 6 p.m.

Michaels: Big Brother has become a big letdown

“You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide, but privacy should still have some appeal.”

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Most Read