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Click to view map Aboriginal Infant/Early Childhood Development Program Hot Lunch Program
2905-29th Avenue
, BC
Phone: (250) 542-7578 
Fax: (250) 542-7597
E-mail: [email protected]

Hours: Thursday and Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Hot Lunch program offers nutritious meals for families on Thursdays and Saturdays between 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

Category:  Food & Food Security
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Armstrong Farmers’ Market
Box 682
Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0
Phone: (250) 546-1986 
E-mail: [email protected]


IPE Fairgrounds, Armstrong
Saturday mornings, 8:00am to 12 noon, May to October

Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program
First Nations Friendship Centre
2902-29th Avenue
Vernon, BC
Phone: (250) 542-5448 


The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is a federal program initiated in 1994 that targets all pregnant women who are at risk of having unhealthy babies due to the poor health and malnutrition of the mother. It supports pregnant women who are in need of social and economic support. The drop in program povides lunch, and food an vitamin supplements are provided to clients.

Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  Women
Languages of Service:  English


Dinner Tonight
First Nations Friendship Centre
Vernon, BC
Phone: (250) 558-5699 


A non-perishable " Dinner in a bag" for $3.00 that will feed up to 4 people.  A complete and healthy meal ready in 20 minutes. Several recipes to choose from each month including a Vegetarian Recipe.   Available at the People Place, First Nation's Friendship Centre, Social Planning Office, Alliance Church, Boy's & Girl's Club, Mental Health, Georgette's, Whitevalley Community Resource Centre, and several other agencies.  For more information contact 558-5699.


Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English


Dinner Tonight
, BC
Phone:  558-6699 


Dinner Tonight: cost is only $3.00 for a non-perishable "Dinner in a Bag" that will feed up to 4 people.  A complete healthy meal ready in 20 minutes. Several recipes to choose from including one Vegetarian.                       

 

Available at: People Place, First Nation's Friendship Centre, Vernon Alliance Church, Boy's & Girl's Club, Canadian Mental Health Association (Georgette Shop), Whitevalley Community Resource Centre.  For further info contact the First Nation's Friendship Centre 542-1247.

 

To pick up bulk orders for agencies, call Venture Training at 542-2374. For more information call Shelly at 558-6699.

Category:  Food & Food Security
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Food Banks, North Okanagan
, BC


There are food banks operating in Vernon, Armstrong/ Spallumcheen and Lumby:

Salvation Army (Vernon): 3303 32nd Avenue.    Tel: 549-4111

Armstrong/Spallumcheen Community Services:  3459 Pleasant Valley Road.                                                                  Tel: 546-3465

Lumby Food Bank Society: 1879 Vernon             Tel: 547-2225             (or call  Ben Winters at 547-2058, or Janice Knutsvik at 549-4111)


Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English


Good Food Box
Vernon, BC
Phone: (250) 545-7617 


The Good Food Box is a volunteer-run, non-profit, produce-buying cooperative for those people who find it difficult to stretch their food dollars to include fresh fruits and vegetables. Each $12.00 Good Food Box contains approximately $24.00 worth of fresh fruit and vegetables, purchased from local farmers when possible. People place their orders and pay the $15.00 by the second Wednesday of the month; boxes are available for pick up on the following Thursday (i.e., the third Thursday of the month).  Delivery is an option in the Vernon area for an additional cost of $3.00 per box.

The program currently operates in Vernon, Armstrong, Lumby, Enderby Westside and Falkland. Call the following numbers to find out the distribution points in each community:

Vernon: call 545-7617

Westside Road: call 542-5094

Lumby:   call 547-9323

Enderby: call 838-5789

Armstrong: call 546-9846 or 546-3838

Falkland: call 379-2636

In Vernon, orders can be placed at Interior Health, Family Resource Centre, North Okanagan Youth and Family Services, Salvation Army Food Bank, First Nation's Friendship Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon Women's Centre, Vernon Alliance Church, Vernon Health Unit and at the Boy's and Girl's Club. Pick up is at All Saint's Anglican Church or (by prior notice) the Knox Presbyterian Church.


Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


NeighbourLink of Vernon and Area
Box 20033
Vernon, BC, V1T 9L4
Phone: (250) 558-5527 
Fax: (250) 558-5528

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm

Local churches help people of the community with food, transportation, furniture etc.

Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English


North Okanagan Community Kitchens
North Okanagan, BC
Phone: (250) 542-7484 
E-mail: [email protected]


Community Kitchens is a program that supports individuals to use their resources more effectively to feed their families on a limited budget. The program offers practical skills in budgeting, food preparation plus meals to take home to feed their families. Learn shopping, cooking skills and nutrition for families on limited budgets. Teaches basic cooking skills, meal budgeting, menu planning and healthy eating skills. Community kitchens are available in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby and Salmon Arm.

Contact numbers:

Vernon 542-7484
Vernon Seniors Kitchen 545-7617
Armstrong 546-8100
Enderby 838-9446
Salmon Arm 832-5016
Canning Workshops 545-7617

Ask about upcoming workshop times and locations. Donations of canning supplies graciously accepted. Learn proper techniques.  Workshops held various times through the summer and fall.


Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English


North Okanagan Food Security Coalition
North Okanagan, BC
Phone: (250) 549-5715 
E-mail: [email protected]


The North Okanagan Food Security Coalition is comprised of representatives of community social service organizations, churches and members of the general public. The members are working collectively towards the creation of a local sustainable food system and the reduction of poverty and hunger by a combination of teaching, lobbying and the provision of food supports programs. The vision of the Coalition is to create a community in which all residents are able to feed themselves and their families nutritiously and sufficiently with knowledge, dignity and without “strings” or judgments.

Chair: Donna Antonishak, Community Nutritionist


Category:  Food & Food Security
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English



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