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September 2018

3rd annual Citywide Food Drive

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Citywide Food Drive returns for the third year at Save-On-Foods locations across the city. Store patrons will have the opportunity to quickly and easily donate healthy and nutritious food to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Select locations in Vancouver will also continue to have food drive boxes on the 16th of August as well. Please join us on one of our biggest Food Drives from 9am to 5pm. Sept 15th Main Drop Off locations: * Save on Foods -…

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Skills Workshop

Train the Trainer Canning-2 Days

September 18 - September 19

The GVFB workshops support community organizers and facilitators in their roles. This two-day workshop is for those who want to teach canning classes in their community. In this workshop, you will learn………… Up-to-date safe canning practices as well as theoretical and practical techniques How to teach back the information to your community group Included in the registration costs: Extensive resource manual Support for your first canning session A light breakfast and lunch on both day A sample of each recipe…

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6th Annual REEL Thanksgiving Challenge

September 24 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Greater Vancouver Food Bank, 1150 Raymur Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver Canada
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The REEL Thanksgiving Challenge returns for its sixth year! The two-week fund and food-raising challenge was initiated by the BC film industry to give back to the community in a meaningful way. Last year productions and partner businesses raised $207,787.73 and hope to raise more this year in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank!

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October 2018

Granville Island Turkey Trot

October 8 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Granville Island, Cartwright Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3R8 Canada
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Vancouver's classic Granville Island Turkey Trot is back again for another amazing year. 100% of proceeds raised at the Turkey trot will benefit the GVFB. For more information please visit  turkeytrotrun.ca/

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November 2018

CANstruction Vancouver 2018

November 3 - November 11
Lougheed Town Centre, 9855 Austin Ave
Burnaby, BC V3J 1N4 Canada
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  CANstruction Vancouver features teams from across the Lower Mainland competing in the design and building of fun, large structures made entirely out of nutritious canned foods. Each team has 12 hours to build their structure on build day, and then structures are on display as art exhibits for one week, where the public can vote for their favourite structure. 100% of the proceeds of CANstruction Vancouver go towards the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, in support of the 27,000 members…

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Food Bank Friday

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Breakfast Television and KiSS RADiO invite viewers and listeners to help stock the shelves of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFB) at our annual Food Bank Friday, taking place on December 14th, 2018 at London Drugs on Granville and Georgia. From 6:00AM to 9:00AM, BT and KiSS Radio will kick off the day broadcasting live from the corner of Granville and Georgia. KiSS RADiO will be there throughout the day until 6PM. Volunteers will be on hand collecting food…

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Annual General Meeting

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Greater Vancouver Food Bank, 1150 Raymur Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver Canada
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The upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Head Office located at 1150 Raymur Ave. Vancouver BC, V6A 3T2 Date: November 15th, 2018 Refreshments at 5.30pm AGM starts at 6.00pm All members welcome!!   For more information on becoming a Society Member, visit Society Membership.

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December 2018

Joy of Giving – Blitz Day

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Holiday Food Fairs will take place at stores across the country. Here in the Greater Vancouver Area volunteers from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank will be on-site at the following 15 stores in our 4 catchment cities, Vancouver, the North Shore, New Westminster and Burnaby, to answer questions and educate the public about the programs and services we provide to the communities we support: Safeway Broadway - 3733 West Broadway,…

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CBC Vancouver Open House and Food Bank Day

December 7
CBC Vancouver, 700 Hamilton Street
Vancouver,
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Once again, the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre is opening its doors to the public for a day of fundraising and fun to support the thousands of British Columbians that rely on food banks. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Live Broadcasts 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Newsroom Tours 700 Hamilton Street Vancouver B.C.  

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