Food Bank

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Canadian food insecurity researchers say holiday appeals for people to donate to their local food banks can be tough swallow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why anti-poverty researchers bristle at holiday appeals for food bank donations

Addressing hunger requires systemic changes, researchers say

 

From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)

600,000 eggs donated by farmers to food banks across B.C. by end of 2022

‘We don’t want any parents to be in a position where they can’t feed their kids’ - Chilliwack egg farmer

 

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm food bank struggling to keep up with inflation

Second Harvest manager said donations dramatically down

 

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high, nearly 1.5M visits in March: report

Numbers 35 per cent higher than visits in March 2019, before the pandemic hit

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Chef eating pie. (COFB)
Chef eating pie. (COFB)
A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VIDEO: Thanksgiving dinner will come with a hefty price tag this year

Homemade turkey dinner now more than $200 for a family of four

A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation hits international students hard, with some turning to food banks

One Vancouver food bank said three-quarters of the students it aids were from overseas

Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(Photo - Central Okanagan Community Food Bank/Facebook)

Don’t be a turkey, help out people in need around Kelowna this fall

The Central Okanagan Food Bank Thanksgiving food drive is taking place on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, & Oct. 2

(Photo - Central Okanagan Community Food Bank/Facebook)
John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Food Bank heats up with new furnace donation

Vernon’s Applewood Heating and Lennox Industries show and feel the love for food bank volunteers

John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Urgent need for a national school food program in classrooms: B.C. group

The Coalition for Healthy School Food wants the federal government to create a national program.

A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
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Lake Country Food Bank volunteers recognized for work during pandemic

The food bank was able to maintain full service despite pandemic

(Black Press photo)
(Photo - Contributed)

Central Okanagan Food Bank gets big baby boost

On top of baby supplies and formula, $3,000 also donated

(Photo - Contributed)
Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Tom Budd (Thomas Alan Budd Foundation), Debbie Matson (VP of Sales and Marketing at Okanagan Newspaper Group) and Trevor Moss (CEO of Central Okanagan Food Bank).
Tom Budd (Thomas Alan Budd Foundation), Debbie Matson (VP of Sales and Marketing at Okanagan Newspaper Group) and Trevor Moss (CEO of Central Okanagan Food Bank).
Tanja Halsall, owner of Potentia Human Resources, with a donation to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan Food Bank meets ‘Human Potentia(l)’

Recent donation helps food bank

  • Dec 22, 2021
Tanja Halsall, owner of Potentia Human Resources, with a donation to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. (Contributed)
The Central Okanagan Food Bank launched its Christmas hamper program on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)

PHOTOS: Food insecurity in Kelowna a rising concern this holiday season says food bank

The Central Okanagan Food Bank saw an increase in registrations this year

The Central Okanagan Food Bank launched its Christmas hamper program on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Paula Tran/Kelowna Capital News)
Okanagan author Darcy Nybo.

Okanagan author raises money for food bank

Darcy Nybo is fundraising for the Central Okanagan Food Bank

Okanagan author Darcy Nybo.
Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country firefighters to collect donations for Food Bank

Firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)
Central Okanagan Food Bank volunteer pushing a cart full of donated goods into the food bank's West Kelowna facility on May 5, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Central Okanagan Food Bank still well-stocked despite reduction in deliveries

The Central Okanagan Food Bank says has enough food for the next few weeks

Central Okanagan Food Bank volunteer pushing a cart full of donated goods into the food bank's West Kelowna facility on May 5, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)

Revelstoke experiences food shortage in aftermath of B.C. storms

Revelstoke food bank and local grocers working to secure flow of goods

The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)