This Wednesday, the 5th annual Compassion into Action food bank fundraiser will take place again at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Georgia Street Plaza. Stop by between 7am to 3pm and check out the pop-up organic café and marketplace where Vancouverites can purchase delicious local organic food by donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Vendors include: Nature’s Path, Que Pasa Mexican Foods, Happy Planet, Ethical Bean, Save on Meats, Silver Hills Bakery, Terra Breads, Two Daughters Bakeshop, Whole Foods Market, Joe’s No Frills, God’s Little Acre and Witzke’s Farm.
To date this event has raised over $500,000 in food for the hungry in our community. Here are some interesting facts about The Food Bank:
- The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society feeds 28,000 people per week.
- 26% of those that receive food are children.
- For every $1 spent at Compassion Into Action, the food bank can buy $3 worth of food for the hungry.
- The Food Bank does not receive government funding and is solely dependent on donations to feed the need.
Click here to see the event recap on Compassion Into Action.