Local Businesses Support Revelstoke Food Bank with Fundraisers

With the food bank in need, local businesses are stepping up to support the much needed and used service.

“This is the time of year when our shelves are lower in supplies than feels comfortable,” explains Patti Larson, from Community Connections. “We are very grateful for businesses who are taking the initiative to support us.”

One fine example of this was last weekend, when SkyTrek Adventure Park hosted families from Sicamous, Malakwa and Revelstoke for free with a donation to the food bank. Participants called in and booked their times where they were able to try every adventure offered.

“We had around 200 guests and collected over four bins of food and some generous cash donations,” says Veronika Stevenson, the Director of Operations at SkyTrek Adventure Park.

“They collected just over 180 lbs. and $117.50 for each the Sicamous food and bank and our food bank,” says Larson.  “We received two huge bins filled with a wide variety of food.”

Another upcoming fundraiser to benefit the food bank is the second annual Share it Forward at Save-on-Foods.

Between June 13-19, 50% of the net proceeds of Western Family products will go to food banks located in the communities participating. Revelstoke’s Save-on-Foods is participating and Larson is happy about it.

“It is concerning we don’t have enough staple items, so this fundraiser will get those on our shelves and hopefully hold us over until our September 17 food drive,” Larson explains.


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