Valley First and its community program Feed The Valley has been an integral support to The Salvation Army Community Food Bank in Penticton for more than five years. Almost 65,000 pounds of food has been collected and more than $943,000 has been donated since the launch of the Feed The Valley program in March 2010.
Valley First support does not stop with food donations. They were one of the first community partners to embrace the Food Bank’s vision of providing nutrition education to its clients. To this end, Valley First sponsored The Food Legume Series in 2014, a collection of five books teaching how to cook with a less expensive form of protein, such as dried legumes and lentils.
Valley First continues to find new ways to lend a hand to those in need through its partnership with the Food Bank. As part of their “Make a Difference Days” Valley First staff members pulled on their work boots and gloves to help out in The Salvation Army Food Bank’s Community Garden. The Salvation Army in Penticton is truly grateful for Valley First and their passion for sustainable communities.
“They made a difference, and it is so great to work side by side in a garden with the folks at Valley First who support us throughout the year.” – Barb Stewart | The Salvation Army | Penticton Program Coordinator