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

Director Warehouse Operations

Kennedy Epp

Events & Communication Coordinator

Darren Sellars

Manager - Transportation & Safety

Cori Slade

Bookkeeping Coordinator

James Schnackenberg

Manager Non-Perishable Operations

Gabrielle Bray

Manager Perishable Operations

Lenard Segnitz

Warehouse Assistant & foodSHARE Driver

Michael Barre

foodSHARE Driver

Kerry Wing

Intake Coordinator

Dora Mackay


Percy Korosi

foodSHARE Driver

Isaac Puig Moreno

Perishable Coordinator

Sam Kolath

Warehouse Assistant

Kyla Cain

Client Services

Celestine Etienne

Warehouse Assistant
Organizational Chart

2022 By the Numbers

Annual Reports

Click the below links to view our Annual Reports.

2022 Annual Report 2021 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report

Meet Our Board

Tina Peters


Connor Shelton

Vice President

Brian Callander


Chris De Haan


Jennifer McKinney


Sharon Stevens


Kelley Bossert


Margot McMillan


Devon O'Toole


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.

News & Events

50/50 Raffle – Draw May 15

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BCLC Economic and Social Impact

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We are closed Today - Nov 7 due to treacherous road conditions.