Lake City Casinos host food bank donation drive

Lake City Casino locations in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon to participate in Christmas lead-up campaign.

  • Fri Nov 13th, 2015 8:00pm
  • News

Lake City Casinos will conduct a food donation drive for the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank from Nov. 15 to Dec. 11

The Lake City Casino in Kelowna will play host again to the 11th annual food bank donation drive from Nov. 15 to Dec. 3.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd., which owns the Kelowna casino will also carry out similar food bank drives at its Lake City Casino locations in Vernon and Penticton.

“We are very excited to be running the food bank campaign again this year,” said Jerry Pokorny, executive general manager for the Lake City Casinos.

“We all know that the holiday season can be tough for many. During this time it is important to remember those less fortunate than ourselves and help out, pitch in and make a difference where we can.”

From Nov.15 to Dec. 11, bring in a non-perishable food item for the local food bank and receive a ballot to enter to win $250. The prize draw will take place Dec.12.

Lake City Casino Kelowna will support the Central Okanagan Community Foodbank, which represents both the food banks in West Kelowna and Kelowna, serving nealry 2,500 clients monthly, with one-third of them under the age of 16.

In Vernon, the food bank beneficiary is The Salvation Army’s House of Hope, while in Penticton it is the Salvation Army Community Food Bank.