With our 29th Annual Vancouver Health Show less than a month away, we are very excited to be supporting Greater Vancouver Food Bank in a big way! Join us on October 26th and October 27th at Canada Place and help us provide meaningful support to our community.
Bring and donate a Healthy Food Item at our Ticket Counter and receive 1/2 price admission into The Vancouver Health Show. All food donations will go to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank and will help make a difference to the 28,000 people that the Food Bank helps weekly in our community.
Why we chose Greater Vancouver Food Bank:
For our team, the choice was simple. The GVFB has an approach that we believe in and can stand behind. From collaborating with dietitians at Vancouver Coastal Health to training Community Kitchen Leaders, GVFB is moving from a traditional food bank model to one that focuses on:
Food Quality The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is working hard to improve the quality of food they share by purchasing fresh, quality produce to distribute. They are working with experts in health and nutrition to establish nutritional guidelines that they can share with audiences such as our food donors.
Food Literacy They are testing and evaluating their existing programs in food skills and developing them with the aim of building a community around food. Community Kitchens are a major focus, as well as helping to supply and train those in partner agencies.
Food Access GVFB believes in dignified access to food within the community. Through collaboration with partners and feedback from their members, they are working hard to evaluate how and where people access their services and to create more welcoming environments in suitable locations.
While GVFB continues to provide assistance to help address the immediate needs of the community, they also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a long-term solution. In 2013, they completed the organization’s first strategic plan and are moving beyond food in isolation into a model that helps foster a path towards self-sufficiency. This is a model rooted in education, empowerment and sustainability.
Did You Know?
Out of the 28,000 people weekly that GVFB provides assistance to, 25% of their clients are children and youth, 35% are seniors.
What To Bring:
The GVFB is on the lookout for the following high protein, whole grain, lower sodium (salt), lower sugar items:
Hearty Stew or Chilli
Canned Chicken or Turkey
Canned Black Beans, Chickpeas and Kidney Beans
Natural Peanut Butter
Brown Rice, Barley or Oats
Whole Wheat Pasta or Couscous
Please note, due to health and safety issues they are not able to accept the following items:
Products containing alcohol
Open packages of food
Connect with GVFB October 26th & 27th
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank will be answering questions regarding cash/food donations, anything related to the needs of food in the community, and how you can get involved! We are excited to have representatives of GVFB with us at The Vancouver Health Show.
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