A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBER GROUP!
The North Okanagan Good Food Box would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our many individual community member sponsors and volunteers.
Every dollar and every volunteer hour donated goes towards helping local families eat fresh local produce every month. It truly takes a thoughtful and supportive community to come together to make a difference.
Thank you for your commitment to a healthier North Okanagan!
THANK YOU TO OUR LARGE AGENCIES GROUP!
The North Okanagan Good Food Box would like to acknowledge the immense generosity of our charitable donors, government agencies, corporate sponsors, partner agencies, distribution sites and the media for your ongoing support.
There are many more and we would like to thank you all! Your continued commitment makes a world of difference in the hearts and bellies of those who depend on the North Okanagan Good Food Box.
On behalf of our clients, board members and volunteers: Thank you for your commitment to a healthier North Okanagan!
Thank you to the staff of Hytec – Kohler for making significant donations to sponsor food boxes for pregnant women and new mothers.
To this date (2022) Hytec – Kohler has sponsored 500 GFBs for food insecure young mums and their families.
This business raised $544 to sponsor boxes for families through a combination of customer donations and donation from Olive Us. They also gave small sets of olive oil and vinegar to put in senior’s boxes.
We are very grateful to the staff and congregation of All Saints Anglican Church for hosting the central distribution site for the Good Food Box program for over 20 years at no charge for the third week of the month.
This allows us to hold the program, receive and distribute bulk produce for outer areas, weigh and separate produce into individual bins for distribution and delivery.
During the pandemic, the church allowed us to continue, deeming it as an essential service.
This church gives room for bulk produce to be distributed into separate boxes for distribution and delivered to those who have limited mobility in Armstrong.
Trinity United Church- gives the program use of their lobby area on the afternoon of the third Thursday of the month to distribute Good Food Boxes.
In addition to providing their space once a month for distribution day, Trinity United Church has donated funds to the Good Food Box to purchase 124 GFBs for the POP families.
The Enderby Seniors Center has been donated for the use of the Enderby Good Food Box volunteers to assemble and distribute produce boxes on the third Thursday of the month.
Head of the Lake Hall donates their space every month for Westside Good Food Box volunteers to assemble and distribute Good Food Boxes on the third Thursday of the month.
The Lumby Museum has donated its space over the last few years to allow the Lumby Food Box volunteers to assemble and distribute produce boxes on the third Thursday of the month.
Okanagan College Vernon Campus. Since 2011, the student association has ordered Good Food Boxes for their students and has been a depot for GFB pickup.
Thank you to The Regional District of the North Okanagan who donated $10,600 of pandemic recovery funds in 2021 to sponsor 200 boxes per month for 5 months to families in the more rural areas of the North Okanagan. A number of regional districts have also contributed funds over the past years to help support the program and sponsor boxes.
Armstrong’s local paper has been a strong supporter of the Good Food Box program throughout the years. We appreciate their stories and accompanying photos featuring the GFB at local events.
Castanet has been a strong supporter of the Good Food Box. We appreciate the news items they have published related to the Good Food Box program in the North Okanagan.
Roger Wilkinson of Seahorse Solutions created our first website and domain in 2007 and subsequently managed it as a volunteer for 15 years. We appreciated his many hours of service to keep the Good Food Box website up and running.
Vanessa Garrison Photography
Venessa worked with the Good Food Box to develop a series of beautiful photos for our new website. She traveled to a number of our distribution locations to take photos of volunteers and their distribution day processes.
Vernon Morning Star
Roger Knox and the staff of the Vernon Morning Star newspaper have been great supporters of the Good Food Box program, printing submitted articles and photos or coming out to events to take photographs for the local paper.
In the summer of 2023, Vernon Websites was hired to take the reins and completely rebuilt the website and set up the new online ordering system. They will also host, manage, monitor and upgrade/update the website going forward.