Food Bank

From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)

600,000 eggs donated by farmers to food banks across B.C. by end of 2022

‘We don’t want any parents to be in a position where they can’t feed their kids’ - Chilliwack egg farmer

 

Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high, nearly 1.5M visits in March: report

Numbers 35 per cent higher than visits in March 2019, before the pandemic hit

 

A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VIDEO: Thanksgiving dinner will come with a hefty price tag this year

Homemade turkey dinner now more than $200 for a family of four

A Thanksgiving turkey dinner is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation hits international students hard, with some turning to food banks

One Vancouver food bank said three-quarters of the students it aids were from overseas

Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Urgent need for a national school food program in classrooms: B.C. group

The Coalition for Healthy School Food wants the federal government to create a national program.

A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Don Armstrong, food bank coordinator for Salvation Army of Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

9 Lower Mainland mayors raising funds to feed the hungry in Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge

“Food insecurity can be an ongoing, often difficult problem to see,” says Chilliwack mayor

Don Armstrong, food bank coordinator for Salvation Army of Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
The Guru Nanak Food Bank opened its second Lower Mainland location in Abbotsford on Sunday (Feb. 6). The first one opened in Surrey in 2020. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Guru Nanak Food Bank opens location in Abbotsford after first one in Surrey

Volunteer-run operation on South Fraser Way is open every day

The Guru Nanak Food Bank opened its second Lower Mainland location in Abbotsford on Sunday (Feb. 6). The first one opened in Surrey in 2020. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Donation drive aims to raise 600,000 pounds of food this year

B.C. Food Drive supports Lower Mainland food banks

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
Sierra Sequeira stands with 250 pounds of pasta that the four-year-old raised for the Surrey Food Bank. For her birthday this year, Sierra asked for donations for the food bank instead of gifts. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Four-year-old raises money, food for Surrey Food Bank

Lower Mainland preschooler asked for donations, instead of gifts, for her birthday this year

Sierra Sequeira stands with 250 pounds of pasta that the four-year-old raised for the Surrey Food Bank. For her birthday this year, Sierra asked for donations for the food bank instead of gifts. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
From left are Joe Fauchon, representing Save-On-Foods stores in Abbotsford; Roy Ferraro, retired Abbotsford firefighter; Dave Murray of the Archway Food Bank; Brent Murdoch, district chief POC Abbotsford firefighters; Steve Magown, manager of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall; Mike McDonald, president of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall Association; Don Barbeau from Black Press; and Ron Hall, assistant fire chief. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Auto Mall food bank drive raises more than $27K in Abbotsford

Annual event had to be adapted due to COVID-19 pandemic

From left are Joe Fauchon, representing Save-On-Foods stores in Abbotsford; Roy Ferraro, retired Abbotsford firefighter; Dave Murray of the Archway Food Bank; Brent Murdoch, district chief POC Abbotsford firefighters; Steve Magown, manager of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall; Mike McDonald, president of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall Association; Don Barbeau from Black Press; and Ron Hall, assistant fire chief. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Archway Food Bank

Drive-thru event in Abbotsford supports Archway Food Bank

Event takes place Saturday, Dec. 19 at Hub Motors

Archway Food Bank
The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event was to be held as a drive-thru, but that has also been cancelled. (File photo)

Toys for Tots drive-thru event cancelled in Abbotsford

Public encouraged to donate cash or bring toys to drop-off locations

The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event was to be held as a drive-thru, but that has also been cancelled. (File photo)
Katrina Owens, the marketing manager for Highstreet Shopping Centre, is hoping for a big turnout at the first-ever drive-thru food drive on Saturday.

VIDEO: Drive-thru food drive debuting at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre on Saturday

First-ever event allows locals to donate to Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to aid during holidays

Katrina Owens, the marketing manager for Highstreet Shopping Centre, is hoping for a big turnout at the first-ever drive-thru food drive on Saturday.
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend of cosmos to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Chilliwack marketing company teams up with West Coast Seeds and Food Banks Canada

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre is hosting a drive-thru food drive event on Nov. 21. (Facebook photo)

Drive-thru food drive coming to Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre

Event set for Nov. 21 aims to support Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford during holiday season

Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre is hosting a drive-thru food drive event on Nov. 21. (Facebook photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services vehicle has been visiting Abbotsford neighbourhoods twice a week throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so until the end of the summer. From left are Chaplain Chris and outreach workers Deb, Jessie and Rick, with Dennis in the truck. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford charities see hike in demand for services during pandemic

Archway Food Bank and Salvation Army work hard to help those impacted

The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services vehicle has been visiting Abbotsford neighbourhoods twice a week throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so until the end of the summer. From left are Chaplain Chris and outreach workers Deb, Jessie and Rick, with Dennis in the truck. (Submitted photo)
(From left) Health-care providers Carly Toews and Sam Ray and Art’s Custom Woodcrafting owners Ben Toews and Zach Toews present a $4,450 cheque to the Archway Food Bank.  Submitted photo

Health workers and Art’s Custom Woodcrafting raise almost $4,500 for Archway Food Bank

Donation made to thank community for their ongoing support

  • Jun 25, 2020
(From left) Health-care providers Carly Toews and Sam Ray and Art’s Custom Woodcrafting owners Ben Toews and Zach Toews present a $4,450 cheque to the Archway Food Bank.  Submitted photo