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Seafair Minor Hockey Association donation
Seafair Atom C5 Storm decided that instead of giving Coach/player gifts etc. that they would donate any money left at the end of the season to the food bank: $864. Thanks very much your genorosity!
VRIS for National Volunteer Week
Thank you Volunteer Richmond Information Services for your help with our Spring Relief program where clients received packages of toiletries and snacks.
Dream Auction 2013
The Dream Auction is dedicated to raising arareness and funding poverty initiatives in Richmond. In the last 10 years, nearly $372,000 has been raised.
Gilmore Park United Church, and since 2011 CHIMO, have organized the Dream Auction.
The dream is that no child in Richmond will suffer from poverty.
CGA-BC Richmond/South Delta Chapter Donation
CGA-BC Richmond/South Delta Chapter has been working with Richmond Food Bank for the past year. In May 2012, the Chapter volunteers sorted the donated items in the Food Bank's warehouse and initiated the food drives in October last year. These have been tremendous successes in promoting the social awareness of supporting people in need.
Since the fall of 2012, the Chapter has encouraged CGA members and students to bring non-perishable food items when attending professional development Seminars. The Chapter has collected more than 700 food items and organized the deliveries to the Food Bank by volunteers. CGA-BC RSD Chapter has been and will always be looking for positive involvement in our communities.
UPS International Women's Day Collection
UPS Women’s Leadership Development coordinated a food drive to honor International Women’s Day, held on Friday March 8th.
Food was collected from employee donations over four weeks and then delivered it to the food bank on Women's Day by co-chair Cindy and her fellow members -- 341 pounds worth!
Sant Nirankari Mission Food Drive - Feb 24, 2013
Thank you to the Sant Nirankari Mission for organizing a food drive that raised over 1000 lbs!
According to Baldev Arora, a representative of the Mission, "this food drive is a regular feature of Sant Nirankari Mission at all branches all over the world, and thereby helping the needy, feeding the hungry, spreading the message of love and truth by providing selfless service to humanity and making this world a better place to live."
Richmond Auto Mall
The Richmond Auto Mall once again proved to be one of our biggest donors of the year. Over 2500 food items and almost $15,000 were raised just at Christmas. Thank-you Bibianne, Gail and Kim.
A big thanks to our Birthday Stars -- those who ask their guests to bring a donation to the Foodbank instead of a gift for themselves.
Our latest birthday star is Lanvi who donated food and $150 with the help of her guests. Lanvi is a long-time donor and we appreciate it very much.
And thank-you to Noah, Tyra, and to Serena Sturton for your donation of $155 from your birthday party to help with our Healthy Snacks program.
Richmond Christian School
Thanks for your donation of over 200 lbs of food collected as admission to your Internet Safety talk.
McMaster Service Learning Students
Our thanks to the McMaster Student Success Centre students who came all the way from Hamilton, Ont to help out. They were in the area on a service-learning trip researching food insecurity.
Thank-you for all your help and for the very interesting presentation explaining your program and individual interests.
Hockey Day in Canada - Feb 11, 2013
Legendary hockey great Guy Lafleur joined a full squad of Vancouver Canucks favourites at the Richmond Oval. And with Five Hole for Food, money and food was collected for the Food Bank.
Thank you to the volunteers who manned the table and Five Hole for Food!
A.R. MacNeill Secondary School - Jan 28, 2013
Thank you MacNeill School for your very thoughtful and successful food collection after the holiday rush.
SanMar Canada employees raised over 400lbs of food and over $175 cash across Canada for the Food Bank this past holiday. Congrats to Print Xpress, who was the winner of $100 Coal Harbour/ATC coupon! Thank you for all those who have participated in our food drive and making a difference!
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Many thanks to Mil-Sted Data Products for their generous donation and for mobilizing their customers and partners. We appreciate their support!
Christmas 2012 Sorting Help
Thanks to all the volunteers who help us with picking up donations and sorting at Christmas time, including regular volunteers, Ed Z, Gary & Janice.
Sorting got off to a great start once again with WorkSafeBC and Reid Hurst Nagy staff. They were followed by volunteers from St Joseph Church, Swordfern, Marriot Hotel, TD Bank, Susan's Women's Soccer Team and Hospitality Design.
As for pickups, CUPE, the 39th Service Battalion, and all our regular trucking staff and Christmas volunteers were great as they always are. Special thanks to Joanne Berndt, Tan Sandhu, and Bob Schmitz.
It really couldn't have gone better. Click on the thumbnail for a collage. Sorry we don't have pictures of everyone.
BakeMark 2nd Annual Food Bank Collection
This is BakeMark Canada’s 2nd year of friendly competition between their branches; which branch could raise the most for the less fortunate in our communities. Combined, they raised over 6650lbs of food, clothes and toys.
2300lbs were donated to the Richmond Food Bank. Thanks Heather, Abby and all BakeMark employees
Rotary Club Santa Claus Parade - Dec 23rd
The parade through Old Steveston, hosted by the Steveston Rotary Club, was a magnificent event and brought out a large crowd, many of whom had donations for the Food Bank. Members collected over 800 pounds of non-perishables and cash. Support was provided by the City of Richmond, Steveston Community Association and Richmond RCMP and Auxiliaries. Thanks everyone!
Coaches Charity Game
The Richmond Ravens Teams collected over 3000 lbs of food, plus 100 gifts and over $1000 for the Richmond Christmas Fund at the Coaches Charity Game.
The Atom C1 team won the food collection challenge (over 500 lbs!) and wins a Pizza Party at Boston Pizza, Ackroyd.
Thank you Adam and all who organized and participated. And thank you Craig for your help with the load-out.
The Richmond Food Bank received over $4600 from the 2012 CBC Open House and Food Bank Day on December 7th. We were represented on the day by Vice-President Sheila and volunteer Gerald.
Save-On Turkey Night - Dec 13
Thanks Terra Nova Save-On and Manager Steve for supplying turkeys (cooked!) for our Thursday evening distribution.
Richmond Family Place, assisted by regular volunteer Nora, provided turkey full meals and sandwiches to all our visitors that evening.
Tzu Chi Winter Relief 2012
Tzu Chi held their annual Winter Relief at the Food Bank during the week of December 10th at both our Peace Church and Cedarbridge locations. That week saw the most visits ever, 620 households representing 1500 individuals.
The toiletry and winter items were very well received. And the cheque for $10,000 for the Friends of Children Dairy Program will be put to very good use.
Thank you once again Tzu Chi for all you do for us and for your work around the world!
Striking Against Hunger
Local firefighters held their 2nd annual Striking Against Hunger event, at West Coast BJJ & MMA in Poco this year. For a food donation, 4 hours of professional kick box training was given.
Thanks Josh, other firefighters, and everyone who organized and participated!
TWU Local 60 donation
TWU Local 60 members present a donation of $3,000.00 to the Richmond Food Bank.
TWU Local 60 members are proud supporters of our community and strong supporters of the Food Bank. Thank you!
Seafair Minor Hockey Atom A1 Food Bank Drive - Sunday, Dec 2nd
Their "Fill Our Hockey Bags with Food" event was held on Sunday, December 2nd at the Ironwood and Terra Nova Save-Ons. The team was committed, enthusiastic, and embraced the cause. They raised over $1100 in cash and over 1200 items of food.
River Green CanTree
Aspac Developments has partnered up with the Richmond Food Bank and Save on Foods to build a Christmas tree made out of canned food at Richmond City Hall. River Green and Richmond Food Bank volunteers teamed up together and used more than 4 hours and 2000 cans to build this unique tree. After the Winter Wonderland campaign, all the cans will be donated to the Richmond Food Bank. Aspac is proud to build River Green in the Richmond community and support the local residents.
Please drop by and vote for our Christmas Tree.
We would like to thank those who helped with the office network and website. Thanks to Alec Home-Douglas for restructuring the site and for the ongoing technical advice; and thanks to Daniel Dent of OmegaSphere for web site hosting.
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