Food Bank

The food packs include a variety of healthy foods, including fresh produce. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Food bank keeps kids fed all summer long

The “After the Bell” program provides healthy foods to children during the summer

 

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

 

The Boundary Community Food Bank provides a variety of products to those in need. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Shelves are always stocked at Boundary Community Food Bank

Community members enjoy tour of facility

 

The annual fundraiser was held from 10a.m. to 12p.m. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The annual fundraiser was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 7. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary Community Food Bank hosts annual plant sale

All funds raised will go towards resources for the food bank.

The annual fundraiser was held from 10a.m. to 12p.m. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The annual fundraiser was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 7. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteer food co-ordinator Lynda Hynes helps stack the shelf at the Boundary Community Food Bank in May 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ food bank has busy year in 2021

Vice President shares revealing stats in recent interview with The Gazette

Volunteer food co-ordinator Lynda Hynes helps stack the shelf at the Boundary Community Food Bank in May 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Kettle River Food Share Society opens its doors once a week, next to the Riverside Centre at 3990 Highway 3. Graphic: Facebook / Kettle River Food Share - Rock Creek, BC

RDKB awards grants to West Boundary food banks

Rock Creek food bank seeing uptick in clients, according to President Duncan Scott

The Kettle River Food Share Society opens its doors once a week, next to the Riverside Centre at 3990 Highway 3. Graphic: Facebook / Kettle River Food Share - Rock Creek, BC
From the left: Greenwood Food Bank volunteers Jill Laughren, Karen Lehman and Trish Paseska squeezed into a photo inside the food bank’s office at 101 Government St. on Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood Food Bank needs bigger headquarters

Lead volunteer Karen Lehman said the food bank feeds around 25 families, twice per month

From the left: Greenwood Food Bank volunteers Jill Laughren, Karen Lehman and Trish Paseska squeezed into a photo inside the food bank’s office at 101 Government St. on Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Bob Bugeaud, who owns the building at 101 Government St. said the food bank can stay, rent-free, as long as need be. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood Food Bank needs bigger headquarters

Lead volunteer Karen Lehmann said the food bank feeds around 25 families, twice per month

Bob Bugeaud, who owns the building at 101 Government St. said the food bank can stay, rent-free, as long as need be. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks companies donate over $8,000 to Boundary Community Food Bank

Food Bank president Mike Wakelin thanked Grand Forks contributors Rockwool and Striker Industries

From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: Grand Forks Credit Union’s Tracy Noseworthy and Angie Hanlon present Boundary Community Food Bank President Mike Wakelin a $3,000 check Friday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks businesses donate thousands to food bank

Money will go toward next year’s food purchases

From the left: Grand Forks Credit Union’s Tracy Noseworthy and Angie Hanlon present Boundary Community Food Bank President Mike Wakelin a $3,000 check Friday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Boundary Community Food Bank President Mike Wakelin thanked Grand Forks’ first-responders and city employees who donated food last week. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary Food Bank sees recent uptick in clients after CERB runs out

President Mike Wakelin said demand plummeted while the benefit was available to working Canadians

Boundary Community Food Bank President Mike Wakelin thanked Grand Forks’ first-responders and city employees who donated food last week. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: BC Ambulance Service’s Liam Mastre, Grand Forks RCMP Consts. Corey Phipps and Corey Flodell, paramedic Stephanie Clark. In back: Darcy Tiller. The first responders delivered more than 1,000 lbs. of groceries to the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP.

Grand Forks first-responders, union local come through for Boundary Food Bank

Huge quantities of food and cash donations have come just in time for the holidays

From the left: BC Ambulance Service’s Liam Mastre, Grand Forks RCMP Consts. Corey Phipps and Corey Flodell, paramedic Stephanie Clark. In back: Darcy Tiller. The first responders delivered more than 1,000 lbs. of groceries to the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP.
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Karen Lehman has been volunteering for the Greenwood Food Bank for six years and has both community support and demand for its services grow.  (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Greenwood Food Bank sees strong community support

Demand for the service has also ground significantly over the past several years

Karen Lehman has been volunteering for the Greenwood Food Bank for six years and has both community support and demand for its services grow.  (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)
Boundary Community Food Bank president Mike Wakelin sorts through donated vegetables and fruit from Save-On-Foods in Grand Forks. The food bank receives the produce and, based on viability, offers it to its own clients, to partners such as Whispers of Hope and the Women’s Transition House, or to farmers.                                  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Community donations rise for Boundary food bank

The food bank will host a plant sale on May 9 to fundraise as well

Boundary Community Food Bank president Mike Wakelin sorts through donated vegetables and fruit from Save-On-Foods in Grand Forks. The food bank receives the produce and, based on viability, offers it to its own clients, to partners such as Whispers of Hope and the Women’s Transition House, or to farmers.                                  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)
Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble

‘Stronger Together’ special raises over $6 million for Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special on Sunday night featured a number of A-list performers and celebrities

Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Fusing food and wine with spectacular lake views

  • May 24, 2019
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine