Suzanne in the GVFB warehouse

Suzanne knows through personal experience what it’s like to be close to the “tipping point” – that place where you just don’t have enough money to buy food and pay all your bills.

“I’ve been a donor to the Food Bank for almost 20 years. I’ve seen firsthand how food makes such a difference to people in need. I’m a retired healthcare professional, and I’ve worked in the poorest parts of the city as a nurse. I know how easy it is for people to tip over the edge.”

That personal experience is certainly one reason why, since 2001, Suzanne has been such a loyal supporter of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. It’s also why she recently made a very meaningful choice to leave a gift to the Food Bank in her Will.

“I recently made my estate plan and wrote my Will. And I thought, ‘Can I reduce suffering even after I’m gone?’ So after taking care of my loved ones, I decided to leave a gift in my Will to the Food Bank.”

When asked about the hopes and dreams Suzanne has for the future of the Food Bank, she says, “My ultimate dream is that Food Banks aren’t necessary, and it can be morphed into something else like food recovery and reducing food waste.”