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Join The Food Movement

The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank is asking you to ‘Join the Food Movement.’ A movement inspired by Canadian geese.

By flying in ‘V’ formation, geese can cover three times the distance than they could on their own. This is also true for people who decide to work together, which is what the movement is, a group of people working together to advance their shared ideas.

Geese symbolize what the campaign is about. Although feeding hungry people is key, Join the Food Movement is about more than just food relief. It’s a grass roots food security movement. It’s about people supporting local groups and collaborating on gleaning, cooking and community garden projects. It can also be about people eating local and supporting Valley farms and growers.

The issue of hunger is so complex, it requires Collective Action – a unifying vision – that’s the Spirit in which we move forward.

Local Non-Profits Who Have Joined The Food Movement

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Central Okanagan Food Policy Council
  • Faith Reaches
  • Food for Thought
  • Freedom’s Door
  • Hands in Service
  • House of Hope
  • Inn from the Cold
  • John Howard Society
  • Karis Society
  • Kelowna Community Resources
  • Kelowna Women’s Shelter
  • Kelowna’s Gospel Mission
  • Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
  • Lake Country Food Bank
  • Mamas for Mamas
  • Metro
  • Okanagan Community Farm
  • Okanagan Fruit Tree Project
  • Okanagan Incredible Edibles
  • Peachland Food Bank
  • Project Literacy
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Gay Men In Kelowna
  • School District 23
  • Shoe Bank Canada
  • Stepping Free
  • Tiffin House
  • UBC-O Food cupboard
  • United Way
  • Volinspire

The community is asking for this level of Collaboration. Partnerships enable us to share our limited resources so we are more efficient and better able to serve our Donors and Clients.

You can Join the Food Movement

  • Arrange a tour of our warehouse and see your donation at work or spend some time volunteering with us
  • BC Sharing Coupons – purchase your Coupons from the checkout at your local grocery store
  • Donate proceeds from golf tournaments, garage sales and community events
  • Feed the Valley, donate non-perishable food items or make cash donations at any Valley First branch
  • Hold a food drive in your neighbourhood or at your workplace
  • Plant A Row, Grow A Row – grow an extra row of fruits or vegetables for the Food Bank
  • Raffle for an employee “Day off with Pay”
  • Sign up for No Hungry Children and support children’s nutrition programming
  • Make a Donation to the Central Okanagan Food Bank

Vision Casting for the Future Food Bank

Increase Access to Healthy Food:

  • Edible Landscaping
  • Rooftop Gardens
  • Community Gardens/Farms
  • Healthy Food for All

Increase Cooking Capacity Skills:

  • Community Kitchens

Increase Efficiency:

  • New Building
  • Less Food Waste/Increased Purchasing Power
  • Building Capacity to reduce Food Bank need

Ultimately we are relieving hunger today and preventing hunger tomorrow.