Food Bank Friday – Benefitting The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

When

Dec 8 - Dec 10

Location

London Drugs, 710 Granville St, Vancouver, B.C

Details

It’s that time of year again where we’re really needed the most and can really make a difference in the lives of families across the Lower Mainland. We’re excited to partner with CITY TV and London Drugs to do our part on Friday, December 8th. We’ll be broadcasting live out front of London Drugs (710 Granville St) on the corner of Granville and West Georgia from 6am – 5pm, collecting food and cash donations benefitting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and we look forward to seeing you.

Join Kevin & Sonia (6-10am), Matty B. (10-2pm) & DJ Trouble (2-5pm) live on location. We have lots of giveaway scheduled throughout the day including JAY-Z tickets, London Drugs gift cards and more! Kids, feel free to stop by and write a letter to Santa, he’s given us his personal mailbox to drop letters into to assure they go to the North Pole.

Stop by and say hi, drop off any non-perishable food items or make a cash donation. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is able to purchase around $3 of food for every $1 donated, meaning monetary donations can go the furthest.

If you can’t join us in person on Friday, you can donate online now by clicking the button below:

 

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Key Stats:

Key Stats

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) provides food and services to over 27,000 people each week- 22% are children; 22% are seniors

GVFB provides food to 80+ agencies, including youth and women’s shelters, schools, mental health and children’s programs

For every $1 donated, GVFB is able to purchase $3 worth of food, thanks to its buying power by purchasing fresh produce through wholesale partnerships with local farmers and distributors

Food Education: ? Since 2007, 13,500 elementary school children participated in Project CHEF, an experiential cooking program about healthy food.

43 community kitchens in 85 community agencies are supported with food.

 

Most Wanted Items:

The best food items for donation are: canned fish, canned chicken or turkey; canned black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans; whole grains and whole-wheat pasta; and canned vegetables and fruit.

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