Welcome to 50th Birthday Virtual Food Drive
Held by Laura Williams
Instead of a gift for my 50th birthday (you helping me celebrate is such a gift itself!), please consider a donation to this Virtual Food Drive in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB)! As you know, I love food! With the current inflationary pressures, food scarcity is becoming a problem for many people. So I couldn't think of a better place for us to help out.
A colleague of mine from one of my past roles, Cynthia, currently heads up the GVFB and she shared with me that the old way of doing food drives (think piles of cans of food, boxes of instant noodles, and kraft dinner) was:
1. leading to 30% of the food was actually expired and had to be destroyed and never made it into the hand of those who need it
2. much of the food was unhealthy and processed
3. with $ the money goes double the way as the food bank gets significant discounts on healthy food
4. with $ they can pay for refrigeration and warehouses needed for food
5. with $ they can pay staff needed to run the organization
I'm super excited about the work the GVFB is doing; providing healthy food to those in need. Our donations will support children, individuals who have lost their jobs, single families, seniors, and new immigrants/refugees to Canada, and anyone who just needs a little bit of help. Not sure if you are aware but many university students are struggling to pay for the food they need and are using the food bank regularly. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/how-university-college-students-are-scrounging-to-pay-for-food-gas-housing
Just click the 'donate' button at the top right to have a virtual shopping experience that lets you select healthy, nutritious foods for Food Bank clients.
Every item you purchase will help me reach my goal to support individuals and families in need across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore! Together we can do it! Remember, that for every $1 donated, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank can double the value.
You will receive a tax receipt with every online donation.
Thank you in advance for supporting my 50th Birthday Virtual Food Drive!