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Welcome to My Virtual Food Drive

Held by Arabella Helgason
$100 Image Badge $100
$501 Image Badge $500
$1000 Image Badge $1000
$1760 Raised

Fundraiser Donors

  1. Madeleine Abbott
  2. Alexia Helgason
  3. Ed Duda
  4. Anonymous
  5. Brendan Waterman
  6. Debbie Basco
  7. Dosen Fam
  8. Johanna Wickie
  9. Christina Flanigan
  10. Sheila Rozen
  11. Arabella Helgason
  12. Kelly Waterman
  13. Veronika Kreuels
  14. Peggy and Robb
  15. Joanne and Gary Jung
  16. Geoff Catherwood
  17. Adriana Seas
  18. Erika
  19. Laurianne D'Amici
  20. Angela DeMarni


Hi everyone!

I am currently taking a nutrition course as an elective at UBC, Food Nutrition & Health 355: International Nutrition, where we are learning about local and global problems regarding food insecurity and malnutrition. Based on this course and all that I continue to learn about these issues, especially the prevalence of food insecurity in Vancouver, I have signed up to host a Virtual Food Drive in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB)! Food insecurity is so prevalent in Canada, and conservative estimates show that upwards of 5.8 million Canadians are affected (over 10%!).

A really enlightening article on this problem that includes statements from affected individuals across Canada is linked here: Food Insecurity Is Our New National Crisis

The GVFB works to provide healthy food to those in need. Our donations will support children, individuals who have lost their jobs, single families, seniors, and anyone who just needs a little bit of help.

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! 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 Virtual Food Drive! I would really appreciate any help you can provide.

Lots of love to my friends and family!