Food Bank

Sierra Sequeira stands with 250 pounds of pasta that the four-year-old raised for the Surrey Food Bank. For her birthday this year, Sierra asked for donations for the food bank instead of gifts. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Four-year-old raises money, food for Surrey Food Bank

Lower Mainland preschooler asked for donations, instead of gifts, for her birthday this year

 

Creative costumes and a rainbow that appeared over Harrison Lake just before the Polar Bear Swim countdown started on Jan. 1, 2020. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

Harrison Polar Bear Swim 2021 cancelled

HHSFD firefighters ask you to consider donating to AHCS all the same

 

Pictured here are (left to right) Mrs. Swinford, Dana Stoeckly, Jordan Lucki and Katelyn Gafka. (Contribued Photo/Brenda Deschenes)

AESS students pour on Christmas love with toy drive

Two-week toy drive sees toy, cash, gift card donations

 

Supporters of the Agassiz Fire Department food drive this year left creative signs for the firefighters gathering food for Agassiz Harrison Community Services this year. This year, the AFD received more than 5,600 pounds of food and $3,200 in cash. (Contributed Photo/Agassiz Fire Department)

Community comes through big with AFD food drive

The Agassiz Fire Department’s COVID-safe food drive gathered tonnes of items and food for AHCS

Supporters of the Agassiz Fire Department food drive this year left creative signs for the firefighters gathering food for Agassiz Harrison Community Services this year. This year, the AFD received more than 5,600 pounds of food and $3,200 in cash. (Contributed Photo/Agassiz Fire Department)
The Stuff the Cruiser event normally sees generous people filling an RCMP vehicle with donations to the local food bank, but this year’s event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. (File Photo)

RCMP’s Stuff the Cruiser food bank fundraiser cancelled by COVID-19

The annual event brings in donations of food and cash for the Salvation Army and local food banks

The Stuff the Cruiser event normally sees generous people filling an RCMP vehicle with donations to the local food bank, but this year’s event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. (File Photo)
Volunteers sort food donations during the Agassiz Fire Department’s food drive on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Agassiz Fire Department/Facebook)

VIDEO: Agassiz Fire Department to host COVID-safe food drive

This year’s drive looks a little different

Volunteers sort food donations during the Agassiz Fire Department’s food drive on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Agassiz Fire Department/Facebook)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend of cosmos to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Chilliwack marketing company teams up with West Coast Seeds and Food Banks Canada

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Envision Financial’s Get a Meal Give a Meal initiative raised $530 for the Chilliwack Food Bank. (Wikipedia photo)

Envision Financial’s Get a Meal Give a Meal program raises $530 for Chilliwack Food Bank

The program also brought customers to local restaurants struggling during the COVID pandemic

Envision Financial’s Get a Meal Give a Meal initiative raised $530 for the Chilliwack Food Bank. (Wikipedia photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)
Sunny Sharma and Sukh Mahil presented Aldergrove Food Bank managers Mary van Zuuk and Tannis Percival a cheque for their first two month’s rent on Saturday, May 16. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

Aldergrove man covers first two months rent for food bank in new digs

Sunny Sharma surprised the managers with a $1,000 cheque Saturday during their move

Sunny Sharma and Sukh Mahil presented Aldergrove Food Bank managers Mary van Zuuk and Tannis Percival a cheque for their first two month’s rent on Saturday, May 16. (Sarah Grochowski photo)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)
Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble

‘Stronger Together’ special raises over $6 million for Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special on Sunday night featured a number of A-list performers and celebrities

Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble
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B.C. Dairy Assocation donates $150,000 to province food banks

Food banks facing unprecidented pressure amid COVID-19

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Canadian country music star Madeline Merlo will be live streaming a concert in support of Food Banks Canada. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Canadian country music star Madeline Merlo will be live streaming a concert in support of Food Banks Canada. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Fusing food and wine with spectacular lake views

  • May 24, 2019
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine