Major grant for Lake Country Food Bank

The Lake Country Food Assistance Society will get a community gaming grant worth $70,000 from the B.C. government.

The Lake Country Food Bank, which is nearing completion on a new facility, has received a major financial boost.

The Lake Country Food Assistance Society will get a community gaming grant worth $70,000 from the B.C. government.

“The Lake Country Food Bank does a tremendous job, helping to put food on the table for individuals and families in need,” said Norm Letnick, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA.

“This $70,000 grant for their food assistance program will make a big difference, but I encourage everyone in our community to consider making a donation this holiday season. We also look forward to the food bank’s upcoming move to a new location, and thank the community for its generous help in that regard as well.”

The grant was awarded under the human and social services category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community Development.