Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Events Archive

Hugs for Hunger

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
On the Move! Vancouver Art Gallery to Vancouver Convention Centre
Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate it than with a hug?
March 20th marks the first day of spring and the crazy critters from Spring Advertising are hitting the streets to share the love and do some good at the same time. From 8am to 6pm, look for them around the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver Convention Centre because for every hug, Spring Advertising will donate $1 to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Isn't that nice?  
1 HUG = 1 BUCK  for those in need in our community.
If you're downtown, send a message via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and they will even come to you to hand out the hugging!

All Ages ninja gig – TED EDITION @ The Vogue Theatre

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Vogue Theatre
Come One Come All! 
To what you ask?!
To 'MANY WEIRD SPECIAL GUESTS' care of the one and only Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) who has a goal to rope in a handful of scientists and other bizarro TED speakers to an impromptu night at the Vogue Theatre -- and as it currently stands, there is a line up of at least one geoff berner, one bora yoon, one famous harvard professor, and one astronaut who plays guitar.…this is going to be awesome.
All media(s) welcome – open photo and video policy. That also means: if you’re going to be coming and have a smartphone, feel free to share with the world. Use the hashtag #NINJAvan . TED is mostly using #TED2014 via @TEDTalks on twitter, and
Spread the word  & follow the twitter ( @amandapalmer / @vanfoodbank)  for guest/detail updates!

Liberty Merchant Company 2nd Annual East Side Beer Fest

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac Street
Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 2nd Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event!
The evening will feature craft beers from all over the world along with tasty samplings from Commercial Drive food purveyors. It’s the perfect Spring event! Join us on Wednesday, March 5th, from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Wise Hall located at 1882 Adanac Street, just off of Commercial Drive.
Tickets are $24.99 plus a non-perishable food donation to the GVFBS and are available at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations. For more information on this and future events, please visit us online.

Pints for a Cause

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
Multiple Locations - Donnelly Group
This February, the Donnelly Group is launching an ambitious promotion encompassing two of their greatest passions – Beer & Community.
With the help of some of their favorite breweries, the Donnelly Group is teaming up to help contribute funds to charitable partners during what is traditionally a slower time of year for donations.
Each Tuesday in February, all revenue from beer sales of the following breweries will be donated through The Donnelly Fund:
February 4 – Phillips Brewing – Various Styles
February 11 – Driftwood Brewery – Various Styles
February 18 – Granville Island Brewing – Various Styles
February 25 – Carlsberg, Kronenbourg, Kronenbourg Blanc
Your contribution? Come by, have a beer and help us give back to those in need.  Cheers!


Handel’s Messiah with the Vancouver Bach Choir & Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 8:00pm
Orpheum Theatre
Help make the holidays merry and bright for local families by bringing healthy, non-perishables with you to Handel’s Messiah. Volunteers from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society will be on hand to collect donations in the lobby.
Handel’s Messiah: the triumphant return of a glorious tradition!
Superb music and ancient text combine in this treasured oratorio performed by the magnificent voices of the Vancouver Bach Choir, accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Music Director Leslie Dala.
Featuring: Soprano Rachel Fenlon | Mezzo-soprano Sylvia Szadovszki | Tenor Martin Sadd | Baritone Aaron Durand. For more information please call 604.696.4290.

Jack & the Beanstalk - Holiday Pantomime

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 3:10pm to Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 7:00pm
Metro Theatre - 1370 SW Marine Drive
Fee Fi Fo Fum- It’s time for panto fun!
The Metro Theatre has a tradition of presenting a pantomime every year around Christmastime. Pantomimes are a British family-friendly tradition – they combine a fairy-tale story with silly song and dance numbers, as well as zany characters that interact with the audience. They’re a great introduction for children of all ages to the magic of theatre, and Metro’s been putting them on for nearly 30 years!
This year’s pantomime is the beloved story of a young lad named Jack – poor, but honest – with a delightful (if comical) mother named Dame Trott (Trotty to her friends). Their only possession of any worth is their cow Daisy. But they are in such strained circumstances they are forced to sell her! Oh, no!
And, what’s a beanstalk story without a giant? Yup, we’ve got one – the GIANT Giant Eyesore who constantly terrorizes the village. Someone has to save them by climbing the beanstalk to his castle in the clouds. But who could that be? Come and find out!
The pantomimes are fun for the entire family – kids have a blast interacting with the story unfolding on stage, and adults laugh their way through the pop-culture references. In past years, we’ve been known to sell out, so don't miss out!
The show runs December 13 through January 4:
  • Evenings at 7pm on Dec. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and Jan. 2, 3 and 4
  • Matinees at 2pm on Dec. 14, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 and Jan. 1 and 4
For tickets and more information, please visit the Metro Theatre


Citytv Food Bank Friday

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 6:00am to 9:00am
London Drugs - Granville at Georgia Street

It's Food Bank Friday!

Join Riaz, Jody and Dawn from Breakfast Television, along with Kid Carson from SONiC FM at London Drugs for Food Bank Friday. The Breakfast Television crew will be live from location from 6-9am. Come on down and be a part of the holiday cheer . . . all for a great cause!


Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Stanley Park
During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Train and Plaza at Stanley Park sparkles with three million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year.
Entrance to the Bright Nights Train Plaza is by donation ( a minimum $4.00 donation is  suggested) to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society which  will be accepted at the front gate. Thank you!
Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund, which helps burn survivors and their families. $1.4 million has been raised over the past 14 years.

Christmas With the Bach Choir

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
Orpheum Theatre
Help make the holidays merry and bright for local families by bringing healthy, non-perishables with you to Christmas with the Bach Choir (Dec. 1 at 2pm) and Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 14 at 8pm). Volunteers from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society will be on hand to collect donations in the lobby at both concerts
Christmas With the Bach Choir: Heartwarming classics to herald the holiday season!
Spend an uplifting afternoon immersed in the sound of 400 soaring voices performing timeless Christmas carols and newer seasonal works, accompanied by a brass quintet and the Orpheum’s legendary Wurlitzer organ. This beloved annual tradition is a highly-anticipated opportunity to hear all levels of the Vancouver Bach Choir “Family of Choirs” in one concert – including the Adult Choir, Children’s Chorus, Youth Choir and Sarabande.
Featuring: A Touch of Brass and organist Ellen Ay-Laung Wang
. For more information please call 604.696.4290.

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Georgia Street Corridor

It's the 10th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade!

Since 2004, the Rogers Santa Claus Parade has collected $110,000 and more than 67,380 lbs. of food for families in need throughout the Lower Mainland. On Parade day, spectators are encouraged to bring a monetary or non-perishable food donation. The Parade takes place in downtown Vancouver, located just blocks from the Burrard, City Centre, Granville and Waterfront SkyTrain stations and  attracts 300,000 spectators to every year.
Don't forget to check out Santa's Handy Tips before you arrive!