Since the pandemic, food bank use continues to rise. The numbers are in, and we can confirm that in 2023 we supported a 33% rise in hampers distributed. Total individuals served each time a household entered our facility added up to a staggering 3049 individuals. Nearly one-third of these recipients were children. These ever-increasing numbers continue to indicate the critical nature of our work.
The Columbia Valley Food Bank provides needed support for individuals and families whose current needs are not being met by society.
While our ultimate goal is to go out of business because society no longer needs this service and ensure everyone’s right to food is realized. In the interim we will continue to marshal the donations provided to us for distributing healthy food and support in a responsible manner.