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Starfish Backpacks

About the Program

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

 

  • In 2016, this collaborative program came to Kamloops and has since grown to support 40 local children in 2 schools. This year, the program supports over 100 students in a number of local schools.

 

  • The Kamloops Food Bank is proud to work alongside the Rotary Club of Kamloops, the United Way and School District #73 to provide this important program.

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How to Support

  • Donations in support of The Starfish Pack Backpack Program can be made through the Kamloops Food Bank or the United Way.

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Contact Us

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Kamloops Food Bank remains open

With the growing number of Coronavirus cases and BC declaring a Public Health Emergency the focus on the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients remains paramount.

Our desire to create a safe environment while continuing to provide food to those in need prompted the following procedural changes:

Clients:

  • Stand 2 metres apart at all times
  • We are serving 1 client at time in the building
  • Sanitize hands upon entering
  • Have your ID ready to display
  • Please follow staff & volunteer direction
  • Clients are able to access Perishable hampers once per week and Non-Perishable hampers once per month
  • All Hampers are now pre-packed to
      • expedite the intake process
      • serve the largest number of clients
      • limit social contact
      • ensure food is shared equally

Our administrative staff is currently working from home and we are unable to answer any calls. Please email info@kamloopsfoodbank.org and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate department.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the COVID-19 crisis.

We are in this together.

Regarding Donations:

At this time both monetary and shelf stable food donations are needed.

We are gratefully receiving food donations at 171 Wilson Street. Please come to the red receiving bay door Monday-Friday, 8am – 2pm

If you are unable to drop off during those times, donation bins are located at the front of grocery stores for non-perishable items and are picked-up daily by our foodSHARE drivers.

For monetary contributions, visit our website here for ways to donate: https://www.kamloopsfoodbank.org/monetary-donation/