RBC volunteers joined forces with United Way to provide a delicious and nutritious hot meal on January 31st to the community through Kamloops United Church PIT Stop Program. The night was very successful serving a three course dinner to 143 individuals.
This hot meal program serves a wholesome dinner at Kamloops United Church every Sunday afternoon year round and is largely a volunteer driven program. The dinners are provided without charge to provide nourishment and outreach to people in our community.
Not only was a meal provided but RBC and Highland Valley Copper volunteers also handed out winter kits that contained a toque, gloves, merino wool socks, hand warmer, foot warmer, lip balm and granola bar. The kits materials were largely donated by Telus Thompson Okanagan community board and put together on January 27th at the United Way Celebration event with love and care with a little note written by the individual packing that particular kit.
Pit stop was not the only one to receive these wonderful winter kits.
Interior Community Services Youth programs were also very happy to receive the 6 boxes of kits and extra supplies for distribution. ICS youth Programs help tackle many issue and identify gaps in services provided to youth including hidden homelessness, transitionally housed, youth living on the street, supportively housed, crisis shelter, supportive job search.
United Way is proud to contribute to building a strong community, helping kids be all that kids can be, and moving people from poverty to possibility.