Community gaming grant gives $6,500 boost to the Barriere Food Bank

The Barriere and District Food Bank Society has been awarded a grant of $6,500

The Barriere and District Food Bank Society has been awarded a grant of $6,500  from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program, along with three other non-profit organizations that support vulnerable people in Kamloops, Barriere and Clearwater.

• Kamloops Food Bank and Outreach Society: $130,000.

• Kamloops Food Policy Council: $22,000.

• Yellowhead Community Services Society (Clearwater): $37,000 for its soup kettle program ($9,000), food security programs ($8,000), youth programs ($8,000), licenced child care program ($9,600) and bike shop ($2,400)

“Supporting vulnerable families is a cornerstone of our government’s commitment to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to share in B.C.’s prosperity,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said. “These organizations work hard to ensure everyone who needs it has access to good, nutritious food, especially during the Christmas season.”

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.