Fill a Bin for the Kids with Surrey Food Bank


Friday, March 4th, 2011 — 8:45am PST
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With rising food prices, the donation levels at local food banks are falling. The “Fill a Bin for the Kids” event will try to raise awareness for the Surrey Food Bank‘s efforts and to give their supplies a boost throughout the year.

The event takes place Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th at the Safeway on 88th and 152nd from 10:30am until 3:00pm. Disposal King Ltd is bringing out an 8 yard bin that they hope to fill with donations that weekend. If filled, the bin will contain 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food item donations.

The Surrey Food Bank alone distributes 2,000 food hampers each week and on a monthly basis they support 15,000 clients, 42% of which are children under the age of 18. The Surrey Food Bank relies solely on community support and donations, serving Surrey (Whalley, Guildford, Cloverdale etc.) as well as North Delta.

Other upcoming events in support of the Food Bank include Breakfast With The Bank, and the 1st annual Kids Can Rodeo in May. Follow @SurreyFoodBank on Twitter for updates.

You can also stop by Canstruction in Vancouver at Canada Place to drop off donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (separate from the Surrey Food Bank) by March 6th.

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