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.

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:


  • 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 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: