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Kelowna's Salvation Army food bank desperate for staple foods

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July 09, 2019 - 1:16 PM

KELOWNA - There's no mincing words: The Kelowna Salvation Army food bank is desperate.

According to a press release, the food bank saw a 47 per cent increase in individuals and families seeking their services in the last three months compared to a similar time period last year. 37 per cent of the individuals supported by the Salvation Army are under the age of 18.

"The demands for food support on the family are often increased over the summer months," said Community Ministries Coordinator Sonia Withers in the release, noting how food programs in the education system can support kids during the school year.

The food bank needs staple foods like pasta, canned soup, cereal, legumes, and baked beans. They're holding a food drive at the Real Canadian Superstore on Baron Road on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Donations to the food bank are always important and always needed,” said Executive Director Capt. Darryl Burry in the release. “Hunger does not take a break for the summer."

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