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Eat Well Do Good Foodraiser set to take place tomorrow at Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, thanks to Nature’s Path Foods

Public asked to donate either in person or online;

Each $1 raised means $3 worth of food to more than 26,500 families

For Immediate Release

October 4, 2017

Vancouver, BC – The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is honoured to, once again, be selected as the beneficiary of Nature’s Path Foods’ 9th annual Eat Well Do Good Foodraiser, set to take place between 7 am and 3 pm, tomorrow, October 5th at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza (facing Georgia Street).

Members of the public are invited to attend the Eat Well Do Good Foodraiser, where they can enjoy delicious organic coffee, local grab-and-go breakfast and lunch bags, and shop the marketplace, all by donation, to GVFB. Additionally, attendees will be able to purchase large bags filled with food products from natural food companies, and purchase fresh produce to fill up the bag.

Aart Schuurman Hess, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, says: “With more than 26,500 individuals in our community accessing our services each week, we are incredibly grateful to Arran and Ratana Stephens, and the entire team at Nature’s Path for their generous contributions to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. With each $1 donated to be converted to $3 worth of food for families, we encourage all to join us at the Vancouver Art Gallery on October 5th or to donate online.”

Over the past eight years, Eat Well Do Good has raised close to $1.3 million worth of food for families in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore, and this year, once again, Nature’s Path has committed to doubling donations to feed more people in our community – up to 40,000 lbs. of food!

For those unable to attend in person, the public is encouraged to donate online, where all donations are tax deductible. Online donors are asked to select “Direct my gift to one of your programs” on the website, and to choose ‘Eat Well Do Good 2017’.

For more information about the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, visit www.foodbank.bc.ca. For more information about the event, visit www.EatWellDoGood.ca.

To schedule an interview with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, media are asked to contact [email protected].

For more information about Nature’s Path Eat Well Do Good, please contact [email protected].

About Greater Vancouver Food Bank:

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is a non-profit organization with a mission to create empowering environments that provide and promote access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFB provides assistance to over 26,500 people weekly through 13 food locations and more than 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. The GVFB is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all and through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help reduce food insecurity.

About Nature’s Path:

Nature’s Path Organic Foods, is a privately held, family-owned company, producing USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack foods sold in grocery and natural food stores in over 50 countries around the world. Committed to the triple bottom line— socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and financially viable, Nature’s Path works diligently to support communities and champion the cause of people and planet. Brands include Nature’s Path®, Love Crunch®, Qi’a®, Que Pasa®, Flax Plus®, and EnviroKidz®. Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and employs hundreds of valued team members at its four facilities in Canada and the United States. Visit http://www.naturespath.com or follow on Twitter @NaturesPath.

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