We believe in providing opportunities for community members to connect around local food production, dignified access to food for those who are experiencing food insecurity, reducing food waste and promoting environmental stewarship.
Organizations that we work with
Central Okanagan Food Policy Council
John Howard Society of Central and South Okanagan
Our average annual contributions received
Monetary Equivalent of Hours
Harvest LeaderKelownaFlexible schedule
A few hours of time feeds dozens of individuals throughout the community!
the Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment to help expand the project from Central Okanagan right down to Oliver! We joined a fun group of volunteers & managed to clean a tree from the very top to bottom! Those apple bags get heavy! Kudos to our new friends for all they do to increase food security in our region.
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating today? Maybe it's taking your reusable mug with you or picking up trash along your route. Maybe it's volunteering with an environmental organization or community garden. Whatever it is you're doing, take a moment of gratitude for this beautiful planet we are living on and treat it well.
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union staff are thinking twice before hitting print and the savings are huge. More than 18 months ago Valley First began a digital transformation across its organization encouraging staff to save paper by not printing unnecessarily. Since starting, six million pages have not been printed! To celebrate this milestone, Valley First presented a $1,500 donation to Casey Hamilton, Executive Director of Kelowna’s Okanagan Fruit Tree Project Society. The donation, equivalent to about 30 fruit trees, signifies Valley First’s commitment to going digital and supports its signature cause, Feed the Valley—a community-based program raising food, funds and awareness for local food banks across the Thompson, Okanagan and Similkameen valleys. And even more fitting, Branch Manager, Nicole Diachuk from Orchard Park presented the donation! #SnapSomeGood