WATCH: Donation helps Kelowna Food Bank improved offer clients
July 31, 2014 - storage organizer
KELOWNA, B.C. – The Kelowna Community Food Bank mostly creates appeals for donations, though when a internal business stepped adult to help, it supposing room and bureau space to assistance grow programs that assistance food bank clients.
Soles 4 Souls is environment adult a shoe bank for food bank clients only opposite a travel in partial of a 4800 sq ft space donated by Whitworth Holdings.
“Whatever we need, we can assistance out,” says Jim Belshaw, Soles 4 Souls Canada executive and owners of Roy’s Shoes. Shoes of all kinds will be accessible during a shoe bank, including work boots. The plan is upheld by Belshaw’s Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise.
While Soles 4 Souls has donated thousands of boots to third universe countries in a final 5 years, Belshaw has also assisted a reduction advantageous in B.C.
“We support 100 homeless shelters in a range and tighten to 94 food banks,” says Belshaw.
The Okanagan Fruit Tree Project and Food for Thought are dual programs that will also get bureau space and pierce from organizer’s homes.
“We have a idea of 25,000 lbs, so I’m flattering assured I’m going to accommodate that idea this year,” says Okanagan Fruit Tree Project boss Casey Hamilton. “Last year we did 17,000 lbs.”
Food for Thought feeds 2,500 Central Okanagan students during 23 opposite schools.
The food bank is gaining profitable room space for storage.
“Being means to assistance these organizations, hopefully it provides them a small bit of fortitude as they’re growing,” says Lenetta Parry, food bank executive director. “We can work together and do things together.”
The space was donated to assistance support a food bank’s work.
“When we speak to a food bank, and we know what they do in a community, and only how critical it is for a people of Kelowna, we wish to help,” says David Ferguson, skill manager for Whitworth Holdings. “You wish to be partial of a solution.”
The shoe bank will be open Aug 7th opposite from a food bank on Ellis Street in downtown Kelowna.
To present $5 to a Kelowna Community Food Bank by dungeon phone, content “Food” to 30333.