Since the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia’s (GOABC) Fair Chase Food Program was first started in 1993, it has delivered more than 500,000 pounds of game meat to families in need and local charities throughout British Columbia.
On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, GOABC donated approximately 600 pounds of wild, free-range, organic game meat to the Salvation Army Community Life Centre in Kelowna. We would like to thank Pastor Darryl and Geri Grainger of the Salvation Army for graciously accepting us and helping with distribution. They have been wonderful partners of ours over the years, and we are very fortunate and thankful for all of their efforts.
The meat provided includes one-pound hamburger packages of venison, bison, black bear, and moose. This meat is a valuable component of the food hampers that are distributed to families in need in the Kelowna area. The Salvation Army also utilizes this meat to support the ‘Inn from the Cold’ community outreach program, whose mission is “to respond to the needs of people who are experiencing, or are at risk of homelessness, in a welcoming, compassionate and mutually respectful manner.”
This is just one of the many community donations guide outfitters make throughout the year. GOABC values community engagement initiatives, and endeavours to make contributions to aid organizations, First Nations, and other food distributors throughout the province of BC.
For more information on our programs, please contact Scott Ellis at [email protected] or 604-541-6332.