The Power of Community Raises $1M For Food Banks

Author: Romina Rooney  •  Date: April 22, 2016  •  Appears in: Community, News

The Power of Community Raises $1M For Food Banks

Valley First reached an amazing milestone recently by raising over $1 million for local food banks throughout the Okanagan. The Feed The Valley program was an ambitious project, with a goal of raising $1 million by 2020. Valley First surpassed that goal four years ahead of target. 

The Feed The Valley program is a community partnership created to tackle hunger in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. It was developed as a community investment program to raise food, funds and awareness for local food banks. The details of the program spread quickly and brought on other partners committed to reducing hunger in the region. Encouraging members to donate non-perishable food items or make cash donations to their local food bank, Valley First ensured that all food and funds collected in the community stayed in the community.

"Because we are local, we believe in giving back to our local communities" says Paulette Rennie, President of Valley First. 

Feed the Valley $1 Million Celebration from Valley First on Vimeo.

Well done Valley First, on this huge achievement!

Romina Rooney


Romina is the Marketing Coordinator for Soil Mate. She is passionate about environmental sustainability, community, travel and chocolate. She lives in Kelowna, BC with her two young kids, husband and two dogs.
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