Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced their Lake City Casino properties, in Kelowna; Vernon; and Penticton, are running their 11th annual food bank drive.
“We are very excited to be running the food bank campaign again this year,” said Jerry Pokorny, executive general manager for the Lake City Casinos, “We all know that the holiday season can be tough for many. During this time it is important to remember those less fortunate than ourselves and help out, pitch in and make a difference where we can.”
Until Dec. 11, bring in a non-perishable food item for the local food bank and receive a ballot to enter to win $250. The prize draw will take place on Dec. 12.
Penticton’s Salvation Army Community Food Bank, while providing assistance in the form of emergency food hampers, clothing and household items to those in need, is also passionate about providing nutrition education to its clients.
Lake City Casino Kelowna will be supporting the Central Okanagan Community Foodbank — in July 2015 the Kelowna Community Food Bank and the Westside Community Food Bank amalgamated to form the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. The food bank serves nearly 2,500 individuals per month, with nearly a third of them children under the age of 16.
The Salvation Army’s House of Hope is the only authorized food bank in Vernon. Lake City Casino Vernon proudly supports the House of Hope as it aspires to alleviate chronic hunger and poverty while seeking solutions to the causes of food insecurity.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the Lake City Casino sites from Nov. 15 to Dec. 11. The $250 draw prize winner will be contacted after the Dec. 12 draw date.