RFB Society does not solicit door-to-door
By Stephanie Shulhan in Press Releases on March 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2020: Richmond, BC
The Richmond Food Bank Society does not solicit door to door donations and would like to warn the Richmond community to exercise caution before opening their generous hearts or their door.
It is believed that a man has been approaching residences in the West Richmond area claiming that he is from the “food bank” and asking for cash and food donations. “We understand that times are tough and will get tougher with each passing day, but our policies remain the same and that is we do not solicit door-to-door” said Hajira Hussain-Executive Director of the Richmond Food Bank Society. “We anticipate the need for emergency food assistance to increase in the coming weeks due to the crippling effects that COVID-19 outbreak is having on businesses and hourly wage workers and we want the public to continue to support us through proper channels.” Hussain added.
Individuals can make a secure online donation to the Richmond Food Bank Society through the Canada Helps portal by visiting the website www.richmondfoodbank.org and clicking “Donate.” Donations of nonperishable food items can also be placed in the food bank donation bin at your local grocery store.