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

Corra Gassner

Director Resource Development

Darren Sellars

Manager Fleet Operations

Cori Slade

Bookkeeping Coordinator

James Schnackenberg

Manager Non-Perishable Operations

Gabrielle Bray

Co-Manager Perishable Operations

Lenard Segnitz

Warehouse Assistant & foodSHARE Driver

Thomas Dyck

Warehouse Assistant & foodSHARE Driver

Deanna Starr

Co-Manager Perishable Operations

Michael Barre

foodSHARE Driver

Kerry Wing

Intake Coordinator

Isaac Puig Moreno

Perishable Assistant

Chloe Bozak

Office Coordinator

2020 By the Numbers

Annual Reports

Click the below links to download pdf versions of our Annual Reports.

2020 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report

Meet Our Board

Lisa Lake


Tina Peters

Vice President - Treasurer

Chris De Haan


Connor Shelton


Frank Quinn


Jane Hewes


Jennifer McKinney


Sharon Stevens


Kelley Bossert


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

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