As a part of the 2nd Annual Granville Island Public Market Food Bank Drive the Granville Island Day Vendors Association (GIDVA) will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash in the Public Market on behalf of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society until January 9, 2011.
The wish-list for food items includes: canned meat/fish, peanut butter, bags of whole wheat pasta/rice, pasta sauce, canned fruit/vegetables, cereal, baby formula, and baby food. Cash donations will be used by the Food Bank to purchase perishable items such as eggs, vegetables, fruits, milk, baby products, chickens and Christmas turkeys.
“Sadly, up to 25â€š000 people throughout Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore rely on our help each week. Up to 40% are children. Theyâ€™re the working poor, single parents, new immigrants, or the elderly on fixed incomes. Theyâ€™re your neighbours. They struggle to pay the rent, heat their homes, pay for school supplies, and put enough food on the table. They all deserve to have a good Christmas. But they urgently need your help.”
Cheryl Carline (Prepchuk), CEO, GVFBS
Granville Island is one of Vancouver’s top shopping destinations, loved by locals and visitors alike. It’s a great place to pick up a unique Christmas gift (anything from crafted sake to jewellery or kayaking gift certificates). While you’re there this season, please consider dropping off a donation at one of the Day Vendor locations to help make someone else’s holidays bright.