Grant serves up support

Valley First is providing funds to three food-based activities in the region

Ensuring people can access healthy food is the focus of three local grants.

Valley First is providing $5,000 to the United Way’s community kitchen program in Vernon, $4,400 to the Whitevalley Community Resources Centre’s Breaking Bread Together program in Lumby and $2,900 for  Pleasant Valley Secondary School’s breakfast and lunch program in Armstrong.

“We strongly believe healthy communities are the backbone of healthy economies,” said Seline Kutan, with the First West Foundation, a partner of Valley First.

“These organizations are inspiring examples of how we can make life better in a very simple way.”

United Way’s community kitchen program teaches people to shop and cook on a budget.

“It really empowers participants by giving them the skills to feed their families delicious, healthy food,” said Linda Yule, with United Way.