About Us

Our Story

The Kamloops Food Bank was founded in 1981 by Mr. Hank Woodland. It started at the Kamloops United Church as a way to assist people through the devastating effects of the high inflation rates of the early 1980’s. In 2013, the Kamloops Food Bank completed a building renovation and expansion. A&Ts Project Development was key to the completion of this project.

The Kamloops Food Bank operates independently and is a member in good standing of the Food Banks British Columbia and an affiliates member of Food Banks Canada.

Sharing Food
Feeding Hope

Our Vision We believe in a hunger-free community.
Our Mission Sharing food. Feeding hope.
Our Values Respect, integrity & compassion.

Recent Awards

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Business Excellence Award
2019 Environmental Stewardship

BC Principals’ & Vice Principals’ Association
Partnership Award 2019

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Business Excellence Award 2018
Not-For-Profit of the Year

Food Banks Canada
Excellence in Food Banking 2015

Meet Our Friendly Team

Bernadette Siracky

Executive Director

Wes Graham

Manager Warehouse Operations

Corra Gassner

Director Resource Development

Darren Sellars

Manager Fleet Operations

Cori Slade

Bookkeeping Coordinator

Angela Johnson

Bookkeeping Assistant

Julianna Bissonnette

Office Coordinator

James Schnackenberg

Warehouse Supervisor

Gabrielle Bray

Warehouse Coordinator

Hollie Neil

Warehouse Coordinator

Michael Mak

Warehouse Assistant

Lenard Segnitz

Warehouse Assistant & foodSHARE Driver

Alex Parobec

Warehouse Assistant & foodSHARE Driver

Thomas Dyck

Warehouse Assistant & foodSHARE Driver

Deanna Starr

Warehouse Assistant

Tanner Archachan

Warehouse Assistant

2019 Annual Report

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Meet Our Board

Lisa Lake

President

Connie Hum

Vice President

Tina Peters

Treasurer

Chris De Haan

Director

Connor Shelton

Director

Frank Quinn

Director

Jane Hewes

Director

Jennifer McKinney

Director

Dr. Michael Hansford

Director

Sharon Stevens

Director

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

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