During National Digital Media Day I started collecting food donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. I still have the items sitting at home (about two bags worth) and I thought to myself that it would be really great to have more than this when I drop off the donations.
I knew I had to arrange some type of in-person event and get a food drive going and this is when I asked Tanya and Monica to have it at Third Tuesday on October 21st, an event I have been livebloging over the last year. Being the wonderful women that they are, they accepted without hesitation.
Third Tuesday is a monthly meetup or bloggers, social media experts (and newbies), professionals, consultants, students, marketers and PR gurus. We get to enjoy a presentation from a speaker (this month it’s Mhari Petrovic) followed by after-hours networking. It’s a great way to get out and meet the community, talk to colleagues, make new acquaintances and hopefully some business connections as well.
The attendees of this event each month are all so talented and motivated I thought they would be a great group to approach. Everyone is welcome to come to the meetup and bring a non-perishable food item for donation.
The GVFBS helps feed more than 9,000 people each week in 16 depots located in Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver and the North Shore. Additionally, the GVFBS aids over 100 agencies within these areas, providing help to another 16,000 individuals weekly.
Along with knowing you’re helping out those in the community that are in need, you will also get your name in a draw for some excellent prizes when you bring in your donation.
There will be additional information revealed closer to the date (venue etc.) and this will also be added to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s calendar. If you’d like to help out, please leave me a note in the comments. Thanks in advance for your support.
Update: Prizes are confirmed for those who donate to the Food Bank at Third Tuesday! The first will be a 5-item gift pack of CARE by Stella McCartney skin care products and the second is a ticket vouchers for a regular season Vancouver Giants game.