On July 1, 2015 the Westside Community Food Bank and Kelowna Community Food Bank joined forces to become the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. We are a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing healthy, nutritious food to those who need it most.
We rely on the generosity of the community to support the work we do through the donation of food, funds and time. These donations come from individuals, families, organizations, community groups as well as various fundraising/food-raising efforts.
- Our Kelowna location serves between 2,500-3,500 individuals per month
- Our Westside location serves approximately 800 individuals per month
- Together, we distribute over $3,500,000 in food per annum
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is run by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors. The Board oversees the Executive Director, staff and volunteers who manage the day-to-day operation of the Food Bank.
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is a member of Food Banks Canada, Food Banks BC, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Westside Board of Trade.
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is an incorporated society in British Columbia and a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency.