Food Bank Food Drive Roundup 2008

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It truly is the season of giving and I’ve been getting emails left and right about various campaigns that I am happy to promote. Here’s a quick round up of those supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

  • Blue Olive Photography is participating in Cans for Comments. Until December 12th, they’ll donate a can of food to the Food Bank for every comment left on their blog.
  • It’s the 21st Annual Santa Fox Food Drive all this week at the Superstore on Grandview Hwy.
  • Admission to the Best of 604 on Thursday, December 11th is by monetary donation to the Food Bank. Donations can be of any value, each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for prizes, and envelopes will be available in case you would like a tax receipt for your contribution. We’re not just celebrating the best of the web in Vancouver, let’s celebrate being able to support such a worthy cause as well.
  • 20% of Sheila Christie‘s custom card and jewelry sales in November and December 2008 will be donated to the Food Bank.
  • On December 17th, Cobre Restaurant in Gastown is giving 100% of its sales to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
  • The mega Meetup on December 17th will be accepting non-perishable food item donations for the Food Bank.
  • Friday December 19th is Food Bank Friday at CityTV during Breakfast Television (from 6:00am until 10:00am)
  • The Surrey Food Bank has been broken into numerous times over the last few days. They are not a part of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society so they handle their own donations and food supplies. They are in desperate need of some help at this time. The Surrey Food Bank helps 14,000-50,000 people each month and 45% of their clients are children and babies.
  • If you have a food drive happening over the next few weeks, please leave a note in the comments below.

    5 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. KimliMonday, December 8th, 2008 — 4:29pm PST

      Delicious Juice Dot Com is also participating in Cans for Comments! Come by and turn that hello into a delicious can of beans! (disclaimer: donation may not necessarily be beans)

    2. LoxyTuesday, December 9th, 2008 — 12:23am PST

      So am I.

      I’m also trying to put together a list of everyone who is. It’s getting out of control.

    3. TawcanTuesday, December 9th, 2008 — 11:02am PST

      Doing the same thing too. I actually established 2 goals.

      100 comments = 100 non-perishable food items
      200 comments = 100 non-perishable food items + $100 to food bank.


    4. Lynn@ CHRIS+LYNN PHOTOGRAPHERSTuesday, December 9th, 2008 — 2:36pm PST

      Woo-hoo! It’s so awesome to see how fast and far Cans for Comments is spreading! The list keeps getting bigger & bigger – check it out here Feels good to do good 🙂 So get commenting y’all!

    5. SuebeTuesday, February 3rd, 2009 — 5:57pm PST

      This is actually a comment when I went to the foodbank (Richmond),as I and some people observe :how come volunteers usually choose the good ones for themselves and hide them and display others that they don’t want for people who are there lining for several hours to get some food and also some volunteer’s friend who are not lining up and just arrive always get the privileges to get more food and on the first on line even if they come late and the thing is they gave expired cans and breads and the new ones as I and the rest of the people who are there ,new arrival are not given and hidden underneath the table – and this is not fair at all

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