The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive delivers food and financial support to local food banks throughout British Columbia, including the Central Okanagan Food Bank. This event started in 2008, and has grown exponentially over the last 15 years, now involving most every area throughout the province. In 2023, volunteers will be collecting food in more than one hundred communities across the province!
Donation Food Bags will be dropped off between September 16 and 19. We invite you to participate by filling this Donation Food Bag with nutritious non-perishable foods and leaving it out for collection by 9AM on Saturday, September 23rd.
When selecting items, try to prioritize those with minimal added sugars, salt, and unhealthy fats. Additionally, check the expiration dates to ensure the food is still safe to consume. Monetary donations are also highly valuable, as they enable us to purchase fresh produce and perishable items as needed. You can donate online here.
If you do not receive a donation Food Bag this year at your address, and you would like to contribute non-perishable food items, please drop off your donation to your nearest Save-On-Foods store, other grocery stores, or directly to the Central Okanagan Food Bank in Kelowna or West Kelowna.