Greater Vancouver Food Bank donors (and spouses), aged 55 or over, can have their simple Will written or updated FREE of charge through our partnership with The Canadian Free Wills Network.

At the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, we believe it is important for everyone to have a current Will prepared to ensure your wishes are carried out exactly as you intend, and that your loved ones and friends will be cared for.

Simple steps you can take today:
  1. Inform the Greater Vancouver Food Bank that you are interested in this Free Wills program
  2. Receive a package from the Canadian Free Wills Network containing:
    1. List of participating lawyers in your area
    2. Terms and conditions of the program
    3. Confidential Declaration Form
  3. Select a lawyer and arrange for an appointment

Note that there is absolutely no obligation for you to include a gift to any charity in your Will — although we would be thrilled for you to include us!

Your legacy will…

…promote health and wellness by providing fresh, healthy food to people in need from babies to seniors.

…increase community capacity by extending our reach to different neighbourhoods across Burnaby, Vancouver, North Shore and New Westminster.

…provide sustainability and a secure future with ongoing funding to address food insecurity in Greater Vancouver.

Contact information

For more information on how you can include a gift in your will to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, or to let us know that you have already included the Food Bank in your Will, please contact us in confidence:

Greg Douglas, Director of Development

Mobile: 604.314.6980

Email: [email protected]

 

Meet Karen

Karen has experienced it before. She needed the support of the Food Bank and we were there for her. Now that she’s back on her feet after a tremendous amount of hard work, Karen decided to include the Food Bank in her Will.

“To be honest, I’ve lived homeless for a time myself. It is a terrifying, vulnerable way of life. I’ve seen firsthand how food makes a difference to people in need. I really appreciated having the Food Bank to turn to during my time of need.”

Karen now lives a quiet, stable life, with everything she needs.

“I recently made my estate plan and wrote my Will. I thought, ‘Can I reduce suffering even after I’m gone?’ After taking care of my loved one, I decided to leave a gift in my Will to the Food Bank. I volunteered to tell you because I’m excited that people in need will benefit from my gift in the future.”