Donate to the Food Bank

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The cold season is upon us, and with that many and many people are going to be without food this fall and winter. I’m a very big community gay, and help out a bunch of charities yearly and am going to ask for everyone’s help right now. There’s a really great event happening this Saturday afternoon, here’s the full press release.

Food Drive to Fill the Shelves of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Local Food Companies Band Together to Fight Hunger in Vancouver

Richmond, BC- On October 3rd, 2009, Nature’s Path Organic Foods and seven local companies will be joining together to fight hunger by raising donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Each week 25,000 people are fed by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and 10,000 of those recipients are children. Unfortunately, even though the need is so great, the shelves of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank are currently low because of the ever-increasing demand, yet diminishing donations due to current economic pressures.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, from 9am until noon at the Vancouver Public Library Promenade, non-perishable food donations can be exchanged for an organic breakfast, including a bowl of cereal and a granola bar from Nature’s Path, Happy Planet Juice (served in biodegradable cups from Enterprise Paper), Ethical Bean Coffee, Olympic Dairy milk and yogurt, and Soyaworld soy milk. Nature’s Path will also be matching the food donations in value, up to $50,000 throughout the holiday season.

Where: Vancouver Public Library Promenade (Georgia and Homer)

When: October 3rd, 2009
9:00 a.m. Event begins. Breakfast is served!
10:00 a.m. Arran Stephens, Founder, Nature’s Path Foods will be making an announcement.
12:00 p.m. Arran and a spokesperson from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank will be available for media interviews.

I know everyone can help out in some way, so come down there on Saturday afternoon bring whatever you can to help the Food Bank. Trust me, you’ll feel really good about yourself afterward, I always do.