The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank is dedicated to providing much needed food to support those living in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Many families struggle to make ends meet and to provide for their family. The two warehouses located in Kelowna and West Kelowna ease this burden for families by providing perishable and non-perishable items. The Kelowna location serves between 2,500 to 3,500 individuals per month, while the West Kelowna location serves approximately 800 individuals per month. Since the pandemic, the food bank usage has continued to rise. Since March 2020, over 9,000 hungry children have come to the Food Bank for help.
The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank provides 7-9 days worth of monthly food hampers to Kelowna and West Kelowna residents in need of a helping hand, which include fresh produce, meat, dairy and bread, as well as non-perishable pantry staples as available.
Argus Properties is a proud supporter of the Central Okanagan Food Bank, donating $5,000 this season to fund the on-going food drive in support of our community. The dollar amount donated is equivalent to about three times the buying power for the food bank; thus the money donated would be equivalent to $15,000 worth of food items for those in need.
There are many ways to give back to the community through the Food Bank, and that could be through dollars, food donations, food drives, or volunteering your time.
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is a member of Food Banks Canada, Food Banks BC, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Westside Board of Trade. Together we can make a difference.