JCI Kelowna Announces the launch of Valleydrive 2020

Valleydrive Poster

JCI Kelowna is proud to announce the launch of an online version of their yearly Valleydrive fundraiser to support the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Over the previous 2 years, JCI members have passed out flyers outside of local grocery stores and collected over 25,000 pounds of food and $10,000 in cash for the COFB. This year, they’re pleased to announce a transition to an online fundraising drive to help raise much needed funds for the food bank. Any donations are welcome, as is a simple share of the event page to try and raise awareness of the situation at the COFB.

“The demand at the local food bank is understandably high right now and they are struggling to keep up. No one in the Okanagan should have to worry about food right now, so supporting the Central Okanagan Food Bank at this time is massively important.” says Matt Jackson, Event Chair.

“What a lot of people may not realize is that the Central Okanagan Food Bank doesn’t receive any government funding, so they rely solely on donations to operate. They also supply food to over 30 other local nonprofits and charities who help individuals in a wide range of situations, such as people with disabilities, emergency shelters, and beyond. So if the Food Bank can’t keep up, thousands of people in Kelowna are going to go hungry.”

To donate, please visit ​www.trellis.org/valleydrive​.