South Okanagan food banks receive corporate support

In lieu of corporate gifts to clients in 2015 Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. will be supporting food banks in the South Okanagan.

Dave Brewin

In lieu of corporate gifts to clients in 2015 Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. will be supporting food banks in the South Okanagan.

They have donated $1,600 to  food banks across the region, including Summerland, Penticton, Cawston, Keremeos, Oliver and Osoyoos

“We believe in giving back in the communities we live and work in and this is a way we can help people in need to have food on the table for Christmas,” said Kelly Moorhouse, chief administrative officer.

Fueling the challenge, statistics Canada has recorded a 26.6 per cent decrease in industry jobs combined and a 7.7 per cent population increase during the same period in the South Okanagan that has created higher than average demands on the local food bank and services.

The Salvation Army Christmas Annual Direct Mail and Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs annually during the Christmas season. Kettles are found in over 2,000 locations across Canada and are an opportunity for the public to donate whatever funds they can to support the work of The Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

The funds raised stay in the community in which they were donated and are used to support local Salvation Army programs for people in need and taking the stress out of Christmas for many families.

The total number of hampers that will be given out at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre is again this year expected to surpass the 800 mark, including everything needed for a full-on Christmas dinner.

 

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