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Vernon Elks Lodge a hub for firefighters food donations

City of Vernon’s ESS is currently unable to receive or distribute donations
Several organizations and individuals have stepped up to support evacuees, with donating food items, like Vernon’s Zelaney Farms. (Facebook)

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m.

The Elks Lodge is accepting donations again on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 4-6 p.m.

Places like Vernon’s Zelaney Farms has provided a truckload of donated vegetables and apples.

ORIGINAL: Monday, Aug. 21- 4:35 p.m.

As good Samaritans continue to lend their helping hands to displaced wildfire evacuees, the Vernon Elks Lodge is accepting donations.

Located at 3103 30th St., the Lodge is looking for food and beverages for the numerous firefighters on the front line.

Fruit, vegetables, cheese, meats and grab and go snacks can be dropped off on Monday, Aug. 21 between 4 to 6 p.m.

The Emergency Support Services (ESS) program at the City of Vernon is currently unable to accept or distribute donations. As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, the centre has registered 840 evacuees, most of whom have come from the Central Okanagan region.

The City has also suggested the Canadian Red Cross, Salvation Army, Food Banks B.C. and B.C. SPCA as places for donations.

To contact the Lodge, visit their Facebook page. They will post if more assistance is needed in the coming days.

Additionally, Cobs Bread is supporting evacuees with food and is happy to pass along any food and gift cards to evacuees. To do so, contact owner Heather Lastik Hilton

READ MORE: ‘Like a hurricane’: West Kelowna fire chief recounts devastation

READ MORE: More than 800 Central Okanagan wildfire evacuees in Vernon


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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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