KELOWNA, B.C. - Groceries have been trucked in from Calgary to help the Kelowna, B.C., food bank weather an unexpected surge in demand.
Nearly 11,400 kilograms of non-perishables were delivered this week to the Ellis Street depot, where applications for assistance are up 12 per cent from this time last year.
Calgary food bank spokeswoman Kathryn Sim says that city's food bank had a surplus of stock and its corporate partners want extra food to go where it's needed most.
The Kelowna food bank is still counting on a successful Christmas in July campaign as it hopes to raise $50,000 and 100 tons of food.
It hasn't met its targets in the past two summers.
Kelowna food bank manager Vonnie Lavers says donations are down because businesses and households have been struggling to make ends meet. (Kelowna Daily Courier)