Great catch for food banks
April 19, 2011
The North Okanagan Labour Council recently
purchased and donated canned salmon from Protein for People, for our
four Food Banks in the Okanagan. Approximately 357 cases of salmon
(valued at $8,000) were delivered in early April. Protein for People is
a community outreach project by BC Unions.
"We are thrilled to receive this shipment" says Vonnie Lavers, Executive
Director for the Kelowna Community Food Bank. "One of the most critical
shortages in the diets of people dependent upon food banks is dietary
protein found in such foods as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products."
The "Protein for People Project" has supplied thousands of cans of high
quality wild BC salmon to those who really need it," says Cheryl Stone,
Recording Secretary for the North Okanagan Labour Council.
The salmon is purchased from BC salmon wholesalers using money donated
primarily by union members, either personally or indirectly through
their unions. Stone says that 42 local unions are affiliated with the
North Okanagan Labour Council.
Stone would like to thank Clark Freightways for shipping the salmon from
Surrey to Kelowna at no charge.