Rogers Santa Claus Parade
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
PARADE STARTS AT 1:00PM

Spirit of Giving

 

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The Parade is one of the largest food and fund raising events for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Since 2004, the Parade has collected $132,400 and more than 73,500 lbs. of food for hungry families in the Lower Mainland. On Parade day, we encourage spectators to bring a monetary or non-perishable food donation for the Food Bank. For each dollar donated, the food Bank can purchase $3 worth of food.

 

HOW TO DONATE AT THE PARADE:

  • Bring your food and money donations on Parade Day
  • Food Bank volunteers in yellow ponchos will be collecting along the parade route
  • Alternatively, you can drop off food and monetary donations at the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square, located at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

 

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

  • Protein – canned fish/meat/beans
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Whole-wheat pasta and rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Wholesome meals in a can – hearty soups/stews/chili
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Healthy/low sugar cereal
  • Juices – natural fruit and vegetable
  • Infant formula and diapers

 

HOW TO DONATE PRIOR TO THE PARADE:

Donations of cash, cheques, interact and all major credit cards are accepted at:

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
1150 Raymur Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5A 3T2

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ABOUT THE GREATER VANCOUVER FOOD BANK SOCIETY:

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFBS provides assistance to over 28,000 people weekly through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. The GVFBS is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all and through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help end hunger. For more information, please visit www.foodbank.bc.ca.

  • 26% clients served at GVFBS are children
  • 18% are seniors (over 65 years old)
  • 5% overall increase in clients from 2012-2013
  • Overall increase in first time users accessing services
  • GVFBS is able to purchase $3 worth of food for every $1 received
  • GVFBS occupies a 36,000 square foot warehouse
  • The GVFBS moves 8.5 million lbs. of food annually
  • GVFBS employs less than 30 people