By the end of the work week, mornings are busy at the Kamloops Food Bank. An assembly line of volunteers sort, pack, and deliver hundreds of bags for the Starfish Backpack program.
“Obviously every year we kind of expect a bit of an increase in the numbers of backpacks that we distribute. This year though, it went up exponentially,” explains Food Bank Events and Communication Coordinator Kennedy Epp.
What’s happening to the Abbotsford Starfish Pack Location while schools are closed? Although we have been faced withfood shortages, proximity limits and so many unknown factors, thanks to our generous community wehave a plan to continue feeding hungry students and families.
The Starfish Pack Program has been buzzing lately, preparing for thenew school year’s deliveries to start. It’s crazy to think that less than 10 years ago, Starfish was delivering 6 backpacks to one school in Abbotsford, and now over 1400 children across the province of British Columbia (and Whatcom County, WA) are receiving Starfish backpacks each weekend thanks to hundreds of volunteers and donors.