#LandmarkLove Raises $25, 000 for Central Okanagan Food Bank

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Press release from the Central Okanagan Food Bank on May 22, 2020:

Sold Out #LandmarkLove Event Raises $25,000 for local Food Bank

The 1st annual #LandmarkLove Mother’s Day Gift Bag fundraising event, held Saturday May 9th at Landmark 6, hosted by Details Design Inc., and sponsored by the Landmark District, Crowe MacKay, and the Stober Group was an amazing success surpassing all expectations.

The event, which sold out in a mere 7 days, raised $25,000 for the Central Okanagan Food Bank all while celebrating Mom’s special day in the Okanagan. The community curated Mother's Day gift bags valued at $25.00, featured a bouquet of flowers, local goodies, gift certificates, and opportunities to win numerous grand prizes.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of all organizations involved,” said Trevor Moss CEO for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. “Since the COVID-19 crisis forced many local businesses to abruptly close their doors and lay off staff, we’ve had a significant increase in the amount of residents in need of our services” he says, “these funds will go a long way to ensure local families and households facing financial insecurity have the nutritional food support required to sustain a healthy life”.

“We were honoured to support such a wonderful cause,” said Dave Gautier of Crowe MacKay. “The stress involved with having to choose between paying your bills and purchasing food is something that is affecting many people right now” he says, “as a community coming together and supporting the Central Okanagan Food Bank, we can help remove some of those stressors and ensure everyone has a meal on the table and food in their cupboards.”

As non-for-profit organization serving Kelowna and West Kelowna, the Central Okanagan Food Bank is dedicated to providing much needed food and support to local families and households in need. Financial donations of are greatly appreciated at this time. For those wishing to help, please consider making a donation online at www.cofoodbank.com/donate