The BC Lottery Corporation is sponsoring a new online fundraiser called Spread the Local Love, which is helping the Kamloops Food Bank.
Until Feb. 15, B.C. residents can double their impact by shopping local. As part of the campaign, BCLC has sponsored a number of items and gift cards from local businesses and made them available on the Spread the Local Love fundraising page.
When an item is purchased, or a silent-auction item is successfully bid on as part of the campaign, the contribution will go directly to one of the 10 participating non-profits across B.C., including the Kamloops Food Bank.
“BCLC has been a long time friend and supporter of the Kamloops Food Bank,” said Bernadette Siracky, executive director of the Kamloops Food Bank. “In 2020, BCLC’s sponsorship, employee-led fundraising and volunteers helped us deliver more than 2.4-million pounds of food to 5,250 individuals, 47 community agencies and nine associate member Food Banks. Campaigns like Spread the Local Love not only help raise important funds for the Kamloops Food Bank, but also help support our local businesses.”
Spread the Local Love is the second online fundraiser BCLC has hosted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know that the pandemic has created a variety of challenging impacts in B.C.,” said Peter ter Weeme, BCLC’s chief social purpose officer and vice-president of player experience. “With the cancellation of many in-person events due to COVID-19, our team is consistently looking for new, creative ways to support communities. Through the Spread the Local Love campaign, we’re able to bring the community together once again, virtually.”
In Kamloops, participating businesses include Duffy’s Pub, Jardine’s Domaine, Mittz Kitchen and Papa G Café. To purchase a gift card, bid on a silent auction item or make a donation, click here.