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By Alex in Donation on June 20, 2017

Updated 20 June 2017 Thank you for supporting our neighbours in need with your donation of healthy, nutritious food.  In a typical week, your donations help us serve more than 1300 people through our grocery distributions and an additional 800 people through our other programs. Canned and Powdered Milk Meal in a tin (baked beans,…

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Margaret Hewlett’s Retirement Celebration

By Alex in Uncategorized on March 6, 2017

On Friday 24 February 2017, our community came together to celebrate former RFB Executive Director Margaret Hewlett and her 28 years of service to Richmond. A packed house of RFB volunteers, people from our partner agencies, donors, and elected officials attended the festivities to recognize all that Margaret has done to help our neighbours in…

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Hosting a Food Drive? We can help!

By Alex in Donation on November 27, 2016

Thinking of holding a food drive?  We can help! We can provide boxes, donation tins, posters, and brochures.  Depending on the details and the amount you have collected, we can even pickup the items from you after the food drive is over. It is thanks to the many businesses, organizations, and people that host food…

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BC Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Alex in Donation on October 14, 2016

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we received from our community during the 2016 BC Thanksgiving Food Drive on Saturday 17 September 2016. Thank you- to the hundreds of people who volunteered to deliver fliers, picked up donations, and sorted food; to the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-Day Saints that…

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2016 Volunteers’ BBQ

By Alex in Volunteers on October 14, 2016

We were blessed with another beautiful day for our 2016 Volunteers’ BBQ on Sunday 14 August 2016! Over 100 volunteers and their partners enjoyed burgers, salads, ice cream, and more goodies in beautiful Paulik Park.  Thank you to RFB directors Ed Yee and Steve Miller for grilling the burgers! We also enjoyed tours of Paulik…

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RFB at the 2016 Salmon Festival

By Alex in RFB in the Community on September 14, 2016

It was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this year’s Salmon Festival Parade on 1 July 2016. 30 RFB volunteers and staff joined over 70 floats to celebrate Canada Day and our community.  We greeted 50 000 people and were thrilled with the warm welcome we received. After the parade we enjoyed…

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RFB Guidelines on Tax Receipts for In-Kind Donations

By Alex in Donation on July 13, 2016

The Richmond Food Bank is very grateful for your donations that enable us to serve more than 1400 people each week through our grocery distribution and more than 700 people through the food we provide to our community partners.  We rely on your support, as we receive no financial support from any level of government.…

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We Like Fresh Produce Donations!

By Alex in Donation on May 29, 2015

If you’re finding your vegetable garden produces too much food for you and your family, please consider donating your excess fresh fruits and vegetables to the Richmond Food Bank. Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential to our grocery distribution- many of the people we serve are dealing with health concerns and/or are raising children, and…

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Peterson Food Drive

By Alex in Donation on November 29, 2016

We are very grateful that Peterson is holding a fundraising drive to support the Richmond Food Bank! Peterson is encouraging donations to support the Richmond Food Bank and will match up to $10 000 in donations!  Monetary donations also go further- for every $1 we spend, we give out $6 worth of food. To make…

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