Food Bank

Heppell’s Potato Corp. gives away misshapen potatoes periodically to those in need. Pictured is the Heppell family’s Campbell Heights property of their potato crops, where they also grow many other root vegetables. (Sobia Moman photo)

South Surrey farm gives away ‘ugly’ potatoes, brings awareness to food insecurity

Heppell’s Potatoes gave away 2,000 pounds of free potatoes to community members

 

Matthew Campbell, director of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen, and Meghan Neufeld, director of development for CCK, stand in the new “seniors’ store” at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. Campbell and Neufeld are opening the new area to improve service to seniors. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank to open seniors-only shopping area

Community Kitchen struggling to find drivers for Meals on Wheels program

 

Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘Huge increase’ in demand for food bank

Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank starting donation drive in July

 

Charity organizations around the province are seeing more clients but less help to support the growing number of people that need a helping hand. (File Photo/Lauren Collins)

Rising cost of living dealing a blow to South Surrey charities

Food bank, Cancer Drivers, Meals on Wheels struggling to serve South Surrey clients

Charity organizations around the province are seeing more clients but less help to support the growing number of people that need a helping hand. (File Photo/Lauren Collins)
Before (left) and after photos of a Community Cupboard that was torched outside City Centre Church in Surrey. (Submitted photos)

Torched ‘Community Cupboard’ destroys ‘a very positive thing’ outside Surrey church

‘It’s just malicious,’ says reverend at City Centre Church, on 104 Avenue

Before (left) and after photos of a Community Cupboard that was torched outside City Centre Church in Surrey. (Submitted photos)
According to the Surrey Food Bank’s website, it currently distributes food to approximately 1,200 families. 
Most clients come in on a bi-weekly basis, while the “tiny bundles” clients – those who are pregnant or have 
a child under a year old – come in weekly for groceries. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

COSTLY LIVING: Rising cost of groceries becoming ‘so crazy expensive’

But with the rising costs, the Surrey Food Bank is seeing a slight downturn in donations

According to the Surrey Food Bank’s website, it currently distributes food to approximately 1,200 families. 
Most clients come in on a bi-weekly basis, while the “tiny bundles” clients – those who are pregnant or have 
a child under a year old – come in weekly for groceries. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Hamed Almeshkhas talks to a Surrey Mountie at the Asphalt Angels Charity Car Show May 28. The RCMP came out to support the charity event which was put on by RCS Autohaus, a car rally club. All funds raised went to support Cloverdale’s Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo submitted: Cloverdale Community Kitchen)

Cloverdale Community Kitchen hosts car show

Proceeds went to support Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank

Hamed Almeshkhas talks to a Surrey Mountie at the Asphalt Angels Charity Car Show May 28. The RCMP came out to support the charity event which was put on by RCS Autohaus, a car rally club. All funds raised went to support Cloverdale’s Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo submitted: Cloverdale Community Kitchen)
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)
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker joined the Mayors Food Bank Challenge which is over on May 31. (File photo)

‘Please give’: Mayor Darryl Walker urges White Rock to support local food bank

Mayors Food Bank Challenge runs until the end of May

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker joined the Mayors Food Bank Challenge which is over on May 31. (File photo)
Farouq Manji, the member for community relations for the Ismaili Council of BC. with some of the donations for the Ismaili Muslim community’s interfaith food drive. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Harmony’: Interfaith food drive collects 10,000 lbs. in donations

For 10 years, the Ismaili Muslim community has been running a food drive during Ramadan

Farouq Manji, the member for community relations for the Ismaili Council of BC. with some of the donations for the Ismaili Muslim community’s interfaith food drive. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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)
Nancy Pagani is the new executive director of the Surrey Food Bank. Pagani is pictured in the food bank’s Newton warehouse. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘This is my community’: Surrey Food Bank welcomes new executive director

Nancy Pagani, who stepped into the role on April 25, has worked in non-profits for 20 years

Nancy Pagani is the new executive director of the Surrey Food Bank. Pagani is pictured in the food bank’s Newton warehouse. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank is located at<tcxspan tcxhref="2356156" title="Call 2356 156 via 3CX"> 2356 156 </tcxspan>St. (File photo)

Fundraiser toasts White Rock/South Surrey food bank

White Rock Toastmasters raises $706 for Sources service

Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank is located at<tcxspan tcxhref="2356156" title="Call 2356 156 via 3CX"> 2356 156 </tcxspan>St. (File photo)
Kids from the Squamish Eagles U13 A2 team donate food and money to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 28. The Kitchen delivered the items and cash to Camp Charis in Chilliwack Nov. 29 to help support flood victims. (Photo submitted: Matthew Campbell)

Squamish hockey team supports flood victims in Chilliwack

Cloverdale Community Kitchen has sent about 100,000 pounds of food and clothing to flood victims

Kids from the Squamish Eagles U13 A2 team donate food and money to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 28. The Kitchen delivered the items and cash to Camp Charis in Chilliwack Nov. 29 to help support flood victims. (Photo submitted: Matthew Campbell)
From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)

Cloverdale Legion donates $5K to Community Kitchen

Funds will go to support the Kitchen’s food programs

From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)
Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah Jaffer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Food Bank executive director moving on

After nearly 12 years, Feezah Jaffer is leaving the food bank

Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah Jaffer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Students at Clayton Heights Secondary School prepare donation bags for the 14th annual “Halloween For Hunger” donation drive. (Photo submitted: Sarah Daintrey)

Clayton Heights Secondary launches annual ‘Halloween For Hunger’ event

Students to collect items for Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank

Students at Clayton Heights Secondary School prepare donation bags for the 14th annual “Halloween For Hunger” donation drive. (Photo submitted: Sarah Daintrey)
Student volunteers unload donated non-perishable food items from the truck of a car during Delview Secondary’s 28th annual Thanks 4 Giving food drive on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. This year’s event, happening from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, will be the second done as a drive-thru under pandemic-related restrictions. (James Smith photo)

One-night North Delta food drive going drive-thru again this year

Delview Secondary’s 2020 Thanks 4 Giving brought in 13,276 non-perishable food items, over $10K in cash

Student volunteers unload donated non-perishable food items from the truck of a car during Delview Secondary’s 28th annual Thanks 4 Giving food drive on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. This year’s event, happening from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, will be the second done as a drive-thru under pandemic-related restrictions. (James Smith photo)
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)
Matthew Campbell (left), director of the new Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank, hands out food along with volunteers Linda Wing and Kelita Haverland. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale food bank to open Saturdays

Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank will add fourth day of weekly distribution beginning Aug. 7

Matthew Campbell (left), director of the new Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank, hands out food along with volunteers Linda Wing and Kelita Haverland. (Photo: Malin Jordan)