Starfish Backpack Program

Addressing Food Insecurity

About the Program

Kalamalka Rotary began the Starfish Backpack Program in 2016 to address food insecurity in the greater Vernon area.  The Program provides a weekend backpack of non-perishable, easy to prepare meals for two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners, along with fresh fruit and snacks.   With the support of program sponsors, Partners and Supporters, we now serve over 100 backpacks to 11 schools.  

The Starfish programs affect on our community: