Recap: Food Bank Community Outreach

The CPABC Vancouver Chapter’s Community Outreach Committee  organized an afternoon food sorting event at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank on Saturday January 20, 2018.

Over 20 members, students and candidates came out to sort cans of food, fill grocery bags with fresh vegetables, re-package diapers and perform general clean up of the warehouse. A big thank you to all who volunteered.

Re-packaging diapers by size.

Sorting cans by type of food and setting aside damaged or expired product.

History of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank:

The visions of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank is “Accesssible, healthy and sustainable food for all.”

The organization started in 1982 as temporary relief to a hunger crisis.  Today, over 35 years later, the Food Bank provides assistance to over 27,000 people weekly of which 22% of their members are children and another 22% are seniors.  And, each year, over 4.4 million pounds of food are distributed.

Packing boxes of tin food by type of product. Volunteers holding up their favourite items.

Packing grocery bags filled with fresh vegetables including cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Get Involved!

The Community Outreach Committee invites all members, students and candidates to come out for the chapter’s next community outreach event planned for the Spring   And, if you are interested in volunteering, contact committee members Stacey Lee CPA CA or Kevin Wan CPA CA to express your interest.

Stacey Lee CPA CA and Kevin Wan CPA CA invite you to join their committee.

Stratford IB Student Matthew helping out at the Vancouver Food Bank.

 

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