Photo: The contribution
A real estate agent from Kelowna has donated $ 10,000 to help families feed.
Paul Cluff popped into the Central Okanagan Food Bank and knew he wanted to contribute to this season’s packed lunches.
“When I learned that an estimated 2,200 households are expected to receive Christmas balls this month and that the Food Bank is still registering flood evacuees seeking help with food, I knew I had to help,” Cluff said.
The food bank’s demand has increased by 19 percent since this time last year with over 5,300 people already registered to receive food in December – and that number is expected to increase.
“We are incredibly grateful for Paul’s support,” said Food Bank Development Manager Tammie Watson.
“Right now we are feeding more people than when COVID-19 started, and given all that our society has been through over the past year with forest fires and floods, we are concerned about the challenge and the struggles that people are facing. . “
All individual donations collected to the Food Bank during the month of December will be matched with 25% by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation.
“Knowing that there is a place to trust and receive what you need represents a philosophy of service that I value, and I feel fortunate to be able to help the Food Bank this season by making a contribution to this honorable cause, “said Klint.
Central Okanagan Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides much-needed food and support to families and households in need.
By assisting over 54,000 people each year, financial donations are greatly appreciated. You can donate at www.cofoodbank.com/beanangel