Photo: Warriors President Chris Laurie(Left), CO Food Bank Chief Executive Officer Trevor Moss(Middle) and Valley First Branch Manager Aaron Bowyer(Right) pose with the large donation cheque in front of the Valley First West Kelowna Branch Thursday afternoon.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27th, 2021
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club and Valley First (A Division of First West Credit Union) is pleased to announce the donation of $6270.00 to the Central Okanagan Food Bank as a part of West Kelowna Community Night which took place May 20th.
The event was geared to generate revenue for local restaurants in the community as well as donate to the local food bank. For every $30 or more order, the Warriors and Valley First would donate $10 to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Between the 12 participating restaurants there were 627 orders, adding up to a grand total of $6270.00.
“We were very pleased with the response from the community to help our local restaurants and the food bank”, stated Warriors President Chris Laurie. “All the restaurants were prepared and organized. We want to thank our very patient fans for getting behind this initiative as it helps so many fellow-residents. Also, Thank you to Valley First for helping us deliver another successful event.”
Trevor Moss, CEO of the Central Okanagan Food Bank informs the public there is a 23% jump in usage of the Food bank in 2021 compared to 2020. Moss also indicates that a large portion of the funds raised will go towards the tiny bundles program helping expecting mothers and mothers with young children right here in West Kelowna.
The Warriors wouldn’t be able to host a 2nd annual West Kelowna Community Night if it wasn’t for Valley First stepping in to spilt the bill. “As a cooperative financial institution, we believe that positive change comes through collaboration, and this program is a great example of just that –people coming together to support our local business community and our food banks,” says Paulo Araujo, President of Valley First.
The Warriors want to thank the 12 participating restaurants, Valley First, delivery partner Ninja Now and the entire West Kelowna Community for taking part in another successful Community Night.