Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society


Temporary Office Closure

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:45pm

Please note that the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society's office will be closed at 1:00 pm on February 22, 2013 for inventory. Regular operations will resume at 10:00 am on Monday, February 25, 2013.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We thank you for your patience and continued support during this time.

Food Bank goes Banana's with Potluck Cafe!

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:00am

Last week, the GVFBS received a generous donation of nearly 40,000 pounds of bananas. The shipment had been rejected by a retailer on a account of their colouring, however the banana's themselves were perfectly fine. Even though we didn’t realize at the time that it was roughly 40,000 pounds of banana's, we decided that we couldn't let them go to waste, so we gladly accepted them and immediately began distributing them through our network.

We distributed them to our 15 depots and community agencies, however still had a significant amount left over, so rather than having the remaining banana's go to waste, we approached Potluck Café about the possibility of turing them into banana bread for us. Potluck gladly rose to the challenge, so GVFBS provided the remaining ingredients required to make the loaves.

The banana bread collaboration resulted in employment for 7 people from the DTES community and resulted in the production of 6500 loaves of banana bread, which in turn, is being re-distributed through GVFBS' 15 depots.

Many thanks to our friends and neighbours at Potluck Cafe for making it possible and to Metro News for kindly sharing our banana-rama collaboration!

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Please be Aware! Attempted Telephone and Door-to-Door Solicitation

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 1:15pm

Please be aware that the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) never solicits cash or food donations door-to-door or by telephone.

It has come to our attention that a group claiming to be from the 'Single Parent Food Bank' has made attempts to solicit donations on our behalf. This organization is in no way affiliated with The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS). Should you be approached this organization or by anyone claiming to be a representative of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, please report it immediately. 

Please note that this policy applies to all food banks registered with Food Banks Canada. The public is asked to call the GVFBS at 604.876.3601 and report any individuals or groups claiming to be collecting cash donations on behalf of the GVFBS.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation in helping us protect our community.

Notice of Power Outage

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 8:00am

Please note that the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society's telephone and email system are currently down due to an  unexpected power outage. The office, located at 1150 Raymur Avenue, is open, however access to available services is limited.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while  BC Hydro works diligently to rectify the situation.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society - Notice of AGM

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:15pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society will be held at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Offices, on Thursday, the 22nd day of November 2012, 1150 Raymur Street, Vancouver, BC at the hour of 6:00 p.m. for the following purposes:

  1. To approve the minutes of the last AGM.
  2. To receive the Audited Financial Statements, from the auditors, for the period ended June 30, 2012.
  3. To receive the Chair’s Remarks.
  4. To appoint the auditors of the Company for the ensuing year and to authorize the Directors to fix the remuneration to be paid to the Auditors.
  5. To set the number of Directors.
  6. To elect the Directors for the ensuing year.
  7. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof. 
Pursuant to the Bylaws of the Society, if the Member is unable to attend the meeting in person the Member may appoint a representative to vote in their place.  If you wish to appoint a representative to vote in your place please complete and sign the form of proxy attached hereto and deliver it to Chief Executive Officer for Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, Aart Schuurman Hess, prior to the meeting.
DATED at Vancouver, British Columbia, this 1st day of November 2012
Susan Campbell
Recording Secretary