Welcome to the Vancouver Film & TV Cast & Crew Virtual Food Drive!
Held by Vancouver Film
Times are tough for so many. COVID-19 has pushed people deeper into the margins. For this holiday season, we thought about a way to help in one of the most essential ways.
Access to clean drinking water and food is a basic human right. Unfortunately, many people in our communities go without.
Please help us raise money for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank this holiday season. Just click the 'donate' button at the top to contribute! And, sharing on social media will also help!
For every $1 donated, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank will double the value.
We invite industry members to join our team. Reach out to us if you want to volunteer and/or assist beyond a donation!
Please be safe, kind and compassionate this holiday season and beyond. Peace & love to all.
Luna Ferguson (Actor, Producer) & Laura Mennell (Actor, Producer)
Florian Halbedl (Writer, Director, Producer, Production Manager)
Candice Elzinga (Casting Director)
Maxwell Jenkins (Actor) & The Jenkins Family
Lorne Cardinal (Actor, Producer, Director, Through + Thru Films)
Monique Hurteau (Producer, Writer, Director, Through + Thru Films)
Maja Aro (Writer, Director, Stunt Coordinator and Stunt Performer)
Jeff Aro (Stunt Performer and Stunt Performer)
Lisa & Jon Lancaster (Set Decorators)
Sabrina Furminger (Film & TV Industry Journalist, Podcast Host)
Holly Dale (Director, Writer, Producer)
Jules Koostachin (Actor, Writer, Director)
Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford (Actor)
Oshy Parasol (Photographer, Production Designer)
Jenna Berman (Actor, Photographer, Model, Agent)
Lindsay Maxwell (Actor)
Sarah Desjardins (Actor)
Aleks Paunovic (Actor)
Rukiya Bernard (Actor)
Andrew Francis (Actor)
Hilary Jardine (Actor)
Sarah Edmondson (Actor, Writer)
Ryan Robbins (Actor)
Jill Morrison (Actor)
Alison Wandzura (Actor)
Ed Araquel (Stills Photographer)
Carolyn Icheln (Costumes)
Andrea Ware (Actor)
Anja Savcic (Actor)
Marcus Rosner (Actor)
Patricia Isaac (Actor)
Aidan Kahn (Actor, Filmmaker)
Alexis Quedneau (Actor)
Sebastian McBurney (Production Assistant, Artist)
Nathalie Boltt (Actor)
Cindy Busby (Actor)
Richard Harmon (Actor)
Sharon Taylor (Actor)
Michael Eklund (Actor)
Giles Panton (Actor)
Carole Griffin (Costumes)
Tammy Gillis (Actor)
Adrian Petriw (Actor)
*Reach out to us if you want to become part of our team!*
Some facts about the Greater Vancouver Food Bank:
- The GVFB provides assistance to approximately 8,500 people weekly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. We also provide food support to approximately 80 community agencies throughout these communities, such as housing agencies, women and childrens shelters, transition homes and after school programs, which in turn provide meals and snacks to thousands of people each week, including people who are homeless.
- GVFB clients received 12-14 lbs of food per week, comprised of 10 14 items each week; some weeks reached 20lbs/client with a high component of fresh items.
- 24% of our clients are children and youth, 58% are adults, and 18% are seniors; these numbers represent a 5% increase in adults and a corresponding decrease in seniors. During the COVID-19 pandemic seniors became increasingly served by neighbourhood houses who received food from the GVFB, which has allowed them to stay closer to home.