Annual Report 2023

President & CEO's Message
Bernadette Siracky

Reflecting on the past year, I find myself once again at the helm of our annual report, commencing with the familiar phrase, "Well – wasn't that a year." As we delve into the challenges and triumphs of the past 12 months, it becomes evident that our journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Read More

Board Chair's Message
Tina Peters

What a difference a year makes! Challenges met, hard work completed and many reasons to celebrate. When I wrote our message for 2022, I truly believed that we were turning a corner. The health issues surrounding the pandemic was lifting. A year later the increases in inflation and high interest rates have resulted in record numbers accessing our services.

Read More

2023 By The Numbers

Who We're Getting Food To

General Stats

2024 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Our Programs

1. Baby Bank
Supports infants with formula, diapers, baby food, and hygiene products, funded by our annual Basics for Babies event.

2. Community Meal Programs
Supplies food to 35 local agencies preparing meals, expanding community access beyond traditional food banks.

3. Farmers
Local farmers pick up expired perishable products to feed their animals, contributing to sustainable practices and supporting local agriculture.

4. foodSHARE
Recovers 23 million pounds of food, distributing to 14,000 individuals, 35 community agencies, 13 school programs, 9 smaller food banks, and 11 local farmers.

5. Menstrual Product Pilot Program
Partnership with Food Banks Canada enhances menstrual product accessibility, allowing clients to choose from a diverse range monthly.

6. On-Site Food Distribution
Serves nearly 14,000 individuals annually with monthly non-perishable hampers and weekly access to perishable items like bread, produce, meat, dairy, and deli products.

7. Regional Distribution Hub
Distributes 700,000 lbs of non-perishable food annually to our 14,000 clients and 9 other communities in the Interior, serving as a central point for food distribution.

8. School Meal Programs
Supplies nourishing options to 13 Kamloops schools, supporting students with snacks and prepared meals.

9. School Snacks
Provides weekly healthy snack packages for families with school-age children, including granola bars and fruit cups.

10. Starfish Backpacks
Delivers over 225 backpacks of nutritious food weekly to school-aged children, a collaboration between Kamloops Food Bank, SD73, Rotary, and local businesses.


Food Drives

Rotarians canvas the city during the annual spring and fall food drives in Kamloops, collecting 90,000 pounds of non-perishable food in 2023, and transitioning to eco-friendly paper bags this year.

B-100 Basics
For Babies

Hosted at the Delta Hotel by B-100 and CFJC-Midday, this event secures donations for consistent baby essentials for households with children under three.

Holiday Train

CP Holiday Train visits Kamloops, attracting 4000 attendees with performances by Tyler Shaw and Kiesza, aiming to raise awareness and gather donations for Food Banks across Canada.

Drive Thru

The Drive Thru Breakfast at Cascades Casino supports the Starfish Backpack program, providing 225 children with weekend food supply through the proceeds and various local sponsors.

Sharing Food
Feeding Hope

We are proud to offer our clients weekly access to healthy food.

Available once per week, these hampers include items such as dairy, meat, produce, bread and premade deli meals.

Single, Couple, Family
Available once per month, these non-perishable hampers are prepared in various sizes to suit different household types and include pantry staples such as rice, noodles, soup, canned meat and canned vegetables.

High Protein, Pre/Post-Natal
Clients requiring a high protein diet as indicated by their physician receive high protein items or an increased opportunity to access perishable food items.

These hampers contain items that can be opened without a can opener and products which require minimal preparation.

foodSHARE is one of the largest food recovery programs operated by a food bank in Western Canada. We now collect all close dated perishable product including dairy, meat, bread, produce and deli items from all major grocery stores in Kamloops.

Learn More

Food Distribution


  1. 7th Day Adventist
  2. ASK Wellness (Bridgeway)
  3. ASK Wellness (Crossroads)
  4. ASK Wellness (Lamplighter)
  5. ASK Wellness (Maverick Manor)
  6. ASK Wellness (Shop Program)
  7. ASK Wellness (Triple A)
  8. Boys & Girls Club (Family Dinner)
  9. Boys & Girls Club (Youth)
  10. Centre for Seniors Information
  11. Child Development Centre
  12. Christina’s Place
  13. Cooling Center
  14. E-Fry Supportive Housing
  15. Equality Project - Cache Creek
  16. Family Resource Centre
  17. GardenGate
  18. Hopewell Clinic
  19. ICS (Babies Headstart)
  20. ICS (First Steps)
  21. ICS (Mt. Paul Food Centre)
  22. ICS (Youth Street Outreach)
  23. Interior Health (King Street)
  24. Kamloops Native Housing
  25. LII Michif
  26. Pit Stop Meal Program
  27. River of Life
  28. Rotary Family Dinners
  29. Safe Injection Site
  30. The Blue House Meal
  31. The Loop Program
  32. The Mustard Seed
  33. The Reach Kamloops
  34. Tk’emlúps
  35. Vision Quest


  1. Aberdeen Elementary
  2. AE Perry Elementary
  3. Arthur Hatton Elementary
  4. Arthur Stevenson Elementary
  5. Barriere Secondary
  6. Beattie Elementary
  7. Bert Edwards Elementary
  8. Brocklehurst Middle School
  9. Chase Secondary
  10. Dallas Elementary
  11. David Thompson Elementary
  12. First Steps Education
  13. Four Directions Secondary
  14. Kamloops Christian School
  15. Kamloops School of the Arts
  16. Kay Bingham Elementary
  17. KOOL School
  18. Marion Schilling Elementary
  19. Norkam Secondary
  20. Parkcrest Elementary
  21. Ralph Bell Elementary
  22. Rayleigh Elementary
  23. RL Clemitson Elementary
  24. Sahali Secondary
  25. Savona Elementary
  26. South Kamloops Secondary
  27. Street School
  28. Summit Elementary
  29. TREC
  30. Valleyview Secondary
  31. Westmount Elementary
  32. Westsyde Secondary

Associate Member Food Banks

  1. 100 Mile House
  2. Ashcroft
  3. Barriere
  4. Clearwater
  5. Chase
  6. Lillooet
  7. Logan Lake
  8. Merritt
  9. Valemont

Retail Supporters

  1. Costco
  2. Groupo Bimbo
  3. Fresh Co.
  4. Fresh St. Market
  5. Little Caesars North Shore
  6. Little Caesars Sahali
  7. London Drugs
  8. Market Fresh
  9. Nature's Fare
  10. Safeway
  11. Sarah’s Independent Grocer
  12. Save-On-Foods Brocklehurst
  13. Save-On-Foods Lansdowne
  14. Save-On-Foods Sahali
  15. Save-On-Foods Valleyview
  16. Save-On-Foods Westsyde
  17. Shoppers Drug Mart North Shore
  18. Shoppers Drug Mart Valleyview
  19. Starbucks Valleyview
  20. Superstore
  21. Sweláps Market
  22. Walmart
  23. 7-Eleven Brock
  24. 7-Eleven Seymour St.
  25. 7-Eleven Summit
  26. 7-Eleven 8th St.

Strategic Plan 2024-2026

Download the Strategic Plan

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.

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