Food bank needs votes

Lake Country Food Bank is taking part in the Aviva Fund campaign

The Lake Country Food Bank needs a permanent building, and the Aviva Fund makes it possible for the whole community to participate.

The Lake Country Rotary Club has proposed construction of a new food bank as an Aviva Insurance project.

“The more votes this project gets, the more likely the food bank is to get up to S100,000 towards construction,” said Bob Rymarchuk, project director.

Go to www.avivacommunityfund.org/users/registration/register and register with your e-mail or Facebook address to be eligible to vote. Vote every day until Tuesday.

“Get your friends, your family and your neighbours to register and vote too,” said Rymarchuk.

“Every vote counts. The more community involvement, the better.”

Currently, the food bank operates out of cramped space in the former Winfield Elementary. Fifty volunteers struggle to provide food for more than 600 clients every month.

The District of Lake Country has provided land for a new food bank and the Rotary Club is raising funds for construction.

UBC and Okanagan College students have pledged support with construction and businesses have promised about $200,000 in materials and services.