About Us

Our Story

The Kamloops Food Bank was founded in 1981 by Mr. Hank Woodland. It started at the Kamloops United Church as a way to assist people through the devastating effects of the high inflation rates of the early 1980’s. In 2013, the Kamloops Food Bank completed a building renovation and expansion. A&Ts Project Development was key to the completion of this project.

The Kamloops Food Bank operates independently and is a member in good standing of the Food Banks British Columbia and an affiliates member of Food Banks Canada.

Sharing Food
Feeding Hope

Our Vision We believe in a hunger-free community.
Our Mission Sharing food. Feeding hope.
Our Values Respect, integrity & compassion.

Recent Awards

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Business Excellence Award 2023
Inclusive Leadership / Business of the Year

Recycling Council of BC
2023 Environmental Stewardship

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Business Excellence Award
2019 Environmental Stewardship

BC Principals’ & Vice Principals’ Association
Partnership Award 2019

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Business Excellence Award 2018
Not-For-Profit of the Year

Food Banks Canada
Excellence in Food Banking 2015

Meet Our Friendly Team

Bernadette Siracky

President & CEO

Kennedy Epp

Community Engagement & Communications

Darren Sellars

foodSHARE Driver

Cori Slade

Bookkeeping Coordinator

James Schnackenberg

Supervisor Non-Perishable Operations

Gabrielle Bray

Supervisor Perishable Operations

Lenard Segnitz

foodSHARE Driver & Warehouse Assistant

Michael Barre

foodSHARE Driver

Jonathan Farmer

foodSHARE Driver

Oliver Prince

Client Services Coordinator

Isaac Puig Moreno

Supervisor - Perishable Operations

Brendan Methot

Non-Perishable Warehouse Assistant

Sam Kolath

Warehouse Assistant

Kyla Cain

Supervisor - Client Services

Rudi Eiter

Director - Warehousing & Logistics

Julia Franes

Volunteer Management Coordinator

Brianna Kelly

Client Services
Organizational Chart

2023 By the Numbers

Annual Reports

Click the below links to view our Annual Reports.

2023 Annual Report 2022 Annual Report 2021 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report

Meet Our Board

Tina Peters

President

Connor Shelton

Vice President

Brian Callander

Treasurer

Chris De Haan

Director

David Hughes

Director

Dawn Francois

Director

Jennifer McKinney

Director

Sharon Stevens

Secretary

Kelley Bossert

Director

Margot McMillan

Director

Devon O'Toole

Director

Where We Send Food

We expanded our food recovery program to include all perishable items donated by every grocery retailer in Kamloops and will have collected 2 million pounds by year end. We tripled the number of elementary age children who receive backpacks full of food every weekend and distributed a record amount of food to our 7000 clients, 9 regional food banks in addition to the 52 community agencies we serve that make meals.

News & Events

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It is with respect and gratitude that the Kamloops Food Bank acknowledges our presence on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory situated within the unceded ancestral lands of the Secwépemc Nation. We are committed to learning and working towards reconciliation along with fostering a culture of respect and equality for all.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
We are closed Today - Nov 7 due to treacherous road conditions.