The 100 Mile House Food Bank Society will be able to stock its cupboards, thanks in part to $85,000 in funding from the provincial government through the Community Gaming Grant program.
“The 100 Mile House Food Bank Society helps so many vulnerable people in the community and allows us to better serve their needs,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “I am pleased that this funding will continue to make life better for families in our province.”
“The grant we received is going to go a long way to feeding the hungry people within the 100 Mile House area,” says Bob Hicks of the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society. “The area we serve is from Clinton to Lac La Hache, and we look after the people from the Old Hendrix Lake Mine to the Fraser River to West. I would to thank MLA Donna Barnett and the Province for helping us, as these funds are very well-needed.”
This latest round of funding is through the Human and Social Services intake. Grants through this intake are used for programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health, or enhancing opportunities for youth.
Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.
Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.