The Clearwater and District Food Bank received a donation of canned salmon from the Kamloops and District labour council on Jan. 9.
John Hall, Denise Brown and Peter Donovan delivered 264 cans of salmon made available to B.C. food banks through an initiative of the B.C. Federation of Labour called Protein for People.
Protein for People is a non-profit society started in 2006 by the B.C. Federation of Labour and the United Way who saw an opportunity to make a real difference. Protein for People is currently working with B.C.’s salmon canneries to obtain a great source of protein.
Due to the high cost of most proteins, foods banks in B.C. regularly experience shortages of protein-based food and struggle to ensure that vulnerable people get this key nourishment. This donation to our local food bank will help ensure that vulnerable people in our community will receive high quality protein which is essential for healthy muscle and brain functioning.