Candice Teal holds her two-month-old daughter, Taryn Sharp, and son Ryland Sharp, 20 months.
However, with her partner, Jeff, waiting for back surgery for herniated discs and a new baby to care for, "we're not doing Christmas," Teal said this week.
"If it wasn't for the food bank, we'd be starving. We basically have no income coming in. That's why we have to rely on the food bank."
The 29-year-old mother disputed the eviction notice because she couldn't be out of the rental house by the end of the month, but also hasn't been able to find a new home for the family.
Teal gave birth to Taryn seven weeks ago and enrolled in the Tiny Bundles program of the Kelowna Community Food Bank. The program supplies diapers, wipes and baby formula for Taryn, plus food for her parents and 20-month-old brother, Ryland. He appeared in a video for the food bank program last year.
"Without the donations from the food bank, it's so hard to keep up with Taryn. If there's nothing in there for her to eat, then she goes hungry," said Teal.
A food bank hamper will help get them through the holidays.
"Hopefully, we'll have somewhere to live by then," she said.
The Rutland family is also receiving help from a support worker with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.
Donations to the Be an Angel campaign can be made at any branch of Valley First Credit Union, at The Daily Courier or online at kelownadailycourier.ca.