Market supports food bank

The Salvation Army food bank has received 19,000 pounds of fresh produce from the Vernon Farmers Market.

The bounty of the North Okanagan is ensuring Vernon residents in need have a nutritious diet.

The Salvation Army food bank has received 19,000 pounds of fresh produce from the Vernon Farmers Market.

“That’s been an absolute God-send,” said David MacBain, with the Salvation Army.

“It allows us to share the produce with our community. It provides good, nutritious food.”

For people with limited incomes, it can be challenging to put fruit and vegetables on the plate.

“It’s not always something we can afford to purchase,” said MacBain of the food bank.

“We appreciate the generosity of the vendors and the organizers of the farmers market.”