On October 25th, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade held its second annual Business Distinction Awards. We are incredibly proud to announce that the Greater Vancouver Food Bank was named the recipient of the Community Impact Non-profit Award.
These awards recognize businesses within the Greater Vancouver area that stand out in the community, with categories such as Business Growth, Community Impact, Digital Transformation, Employer of the Year, and Sustainability Impact.
The GVFB was thrilled to be a finalist for the Community Impact award in a Non-Profit Sector, along with other dynamic organizations, BC Centre for Ability, Canucks Autism Network, and Covenant House Vancouver.
Established in 1983, this is the GVFB’s 40th year serving people in need within the catchment areas of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore. Starting as a temporary measure, we have continued to grow with the rising need resulting from food insecurity, increased cost of living, job loss, and more. In our last fiscal year, we registered 800-1000 new clients each month, with nearly 10,000 clients registered annually. Despite this growth in clients, we have continued to improve and streamline our fundraising efforts, cultivate a strong team, and welcome many outstanding volunteers who make it possible for us to continue to support those who require our services.
The recognition of this award by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade helps people to understand the vital work of our food bank and create awareness for our mission: providing healthy food for those in need.
Thank you to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade for this honor, and congratulations to the other finalists.