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Central Okanagan Food Bank stocked with thousands of healthy snacks for kids

Charanjot Sidhu and Kaitlyn Cuerrier stand with mounds of After the Bell healthy food packs.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Central Okanagan Food Bank
July 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

KELOWNA - Kelowna kids facing food insecurity will receive a major helping hand this summer.

The After the Bell 2019 summer food program for kids launched across Canada, sending more than 100,000 healthy food packs to food banks in the country. The packs contain oatmeal, raisins, cereal, and other healthy choices.

The Central Okanagan Food Bank received more than 6000 healthy food packs to distribute to Kelowna and West Kelowna kids facing food insecurity.

“Childhood hunger is real,” said Tamie Williams, Communications Officer for the Central Okanagan Food Bank, in a press release.  “We are very grateful to have these healthy food packs for children who face food insecurity."

The After the Bell program runs until the end of August.

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