Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer

Volunteering provides an opportunity to give back, work in a fun and supportive environment, have flexible scheduling, and support your community.

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Donate

Your generosity is appreciated and important to the Kamloops Food Bank. We now offer various ways for you to make a financial donation: Online, Text Message or Cheque

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Host an Event

Looking to host an event in support of the Kamloops Food Bank? We are happy to support you with your live or virtual fund and food raising initiative. Learn how we can help.

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We Believe in a Hunger-Free Community

Our vision of a hunger-free community continues to guide our daily efforts. We look forward to the day that we do not have a line-up and that the complex issue of poverty and people not being able to meet their basic need have been solved.

Ways to Give

Featured Programs

The foodSHARE program has diverted over 18 million pounds of perishable food from the landfills, making it available to people in need.

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The Starfish Backpack Program helps feed 130 local school children by ensuring they have nutritious food for the weekend.

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The Baby Bank, which is largely supported by our annual Basics for Babies event, supports our youngest clients with formula, diapers and more.

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Benefits
To The Community

We Provide Food
  • 7000 Individuals
  • 52 Community Agencies
  • 9 Regional Food Banks
  • 130 weekend backpacks
We Bring People Together
  • 1400 Volunteer Hours Monthly
We Create Awareness
  • Rotary Food Drives
  • Starfish Backpacks
  • Basics for Babies
  • Events and Volunteer Opportunities
We Minimize Waste
  • 18 Million pounds of food diverted from landfills by our food recovery program.

Where We Send Food

We expanded our food recovery program to include all perishable items donated by every grocery retailer in Kamloops and will have collected 2 million pounds by year end. We tripled the number of elementary age children who receive backpacks full of food every weekend and distributed a record amount of food to our 7000 clients, 9 regional food banks in addition to the 52 community agencies we serve that make meals.

Upcoming Events

November 12th, 2020

Mail Out Campaign

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November 20th, 2020

B100 Basics for Babies

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