Food Bank

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Canadian food insecurity researchers say holiday appeals for people to donate to their local food banks can be tough swallow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why anti-poverty researchers bristle at holiday appeals for food bank donations

Addressing hunger requires systemic changes, researchers say

 

The North Okanagan RCMP will hold its annual Cram the Cruiser food drive for the Armstrong Food Bank on Nov. 25, 2022. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce photo)

Police to cram cruiser and light up Armstrong Food Bank

Annual food drive Nov. 25 to fill greater demand

 

The Vernon Panthers’ junior and senior varsity football teams will be collecting food bank donations of cash and/or non-perishable items at their respective home playoff games Wednesday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 18, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (File photo)

Vernon Panthers face Titans, hunger on gridiron

Jr. and Sr. varsity Panthers host South Kamloops in playoff games at GVAP; collect items for food bank

 

From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)

600,000 eggs donated by farmers to food banks across B.C. by end of 2022

‘We don’t want any parents to be in a position where they can’t feed their kids’ - Chilliwack egg farmer

From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)
Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm food bank struggling to keep up with inflation

Second Harvest manager said donations dramatically down

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)
WorkBC's Armstrong location collected 200 pounds of non-perishable food for the Armstrong Food Bank in the annual Scarecrows on the Street contest. (Contributed)

Scarecrows help stuff Armstrong-Spall Food Bank

Annual Harvest Pumpkin event collects more than 400 pounds of donate non-perishable food

WorkBC's Armstrong location collected 200 pounds of non-perishable food for the Armstrong Food Bank in the annual Scarecrows on the Street contest. (Contributed)
Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high, nearly 1.5M visits in March: report

Numbers 35 per cent higher than visits in March 2019, before the pandemic hit

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VIDEO: Thanksgiving dinner will come with a hefty price tag this year

Homemade turkey dinner now more than $200 for a family of four

A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation hits international students hard, with some turning to food banks

One Vancouver food bank said three-quarters of the students it aids were from overseas

Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Volunteers unload bags of donations from the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive at Vernon's Salvation Army food bank Sept. 25. (Salvation Army photo)

Food drive needs Vernon/Coldstream help to fill shelves

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive supports long-serving Salvation Army House of Hope

Volunteers unload bags of donations from the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive at Vernon's Salvation Army food bank Sept. 25. (Salvation Army photo)
John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Food Bank heats up with new furnace donation

Vernon’s Applewood Heating and Lennox Industries show and feel the love for food bank volunteers

John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Urgent need for a national school food program in classrooms: B.C. group

The Coalition for Healthy School Food wants the federal government to create a national program.

A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
Armstrong’s Ken Henczel has created a combination hot-rod/hockey bench to be raffled as a fundraiser for the Ukrainian Refugee Fund and Armstrong Food Bank. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: Armstrong hockey/hot-rod bench raises funds for Ukraine, food bank

Piece by local retired construction worker Ken Henczel to be raffled off

Armstrong’s Ken Henczel has created a combination hot-rod/hockey bench to be raffled as a fundraiser for the Ukrainian Refugee Fund and Armstrong Food Bank. (Contributed)
Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Davidson Road Elementary students brought in 2,500 pounds of food for the Lake Country Food Bank. (Central Okanagan Public Schools photo)

Lake Country kids give back through school

Davidson Road Elementary students among those making a difference

Davidson Road Elementary students brought in 2,500 pounds of food for the Lake Country Food Bank. (Central Okanagan Public Schools photo)
Brandon Molzahan (left), Nature’s Fare assistant store manager and Tara Berger, store manager, presenting a cheque for $10,000 to Jen and Neil Thompson, auxiliary lieutenants with the Salvation Army in Vernon.(Submitted photo)

Nature’s Fare supports list of causes in Vernon

The grocery chain donated close to $200K to a variety of causes in B.C. in 2021

Brandon Molzahan (left), Nature’s Fare assistant store manager and Tara Berger, store manager, presenting a cheque for $10,000 to Jen and Neil Thompson, auxiliary lieutenants with the Salvation Army in Vernon.(Submitted photo)
Students and staff at Kidston Elementary School donated 1,100 pounds of non-perishables to the Salvation Army food bank during the RCMP and Coldstream Fire Department’s Cram the Cruiser event Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (RCMP photo)

‘Overwhelming’ support: Coldstream students fill firetruck for food bank

Kidston Elementary students donated 1,100 pounds of food for RCMP, fire department food drive

Students and staff at Kidston Elementary School donated 1,100 pounds of non-perishables to the Salvation Army food bank during the RCMP and Coldstream Fire Department’s Cram the Cruiser event Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (RCMP photo)
Members of the Lake Country Fire Department will be collecting cash, cheque or gift certificate donations instead of physical donations this year due to limited space at the Lumby Food Bank. Firefighters will be at Save-On Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Lake Country firefighters collecting cash instead of cans for food bank

Firefighters will be at Save-On Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the Lake Country Fire Department will be collecting cash, cheque or gift certificate donations instead of physical donations this year due to limited space at the Lumby Food Bank. Firefighters will be at Save-On Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country firefighters to collect donations for Food Bank

Firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Country firefighters will be at Save-On-Foods and IGA Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting donations in the form of gift certificates, cash or toys and gifts for teens. (Facebook photo)
The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)

Revelstoke experiences food shortage in aftermath of B.C. storms

Revelstoke food bank and local grocers working to secure flow of goods

The Revelstoke food bank held the soft opening of their new location on Nov. 15. (Keri Knapp Photography/Contributed by Hannah Whitney)