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How to Read Best Before Dates

By Keith Yee in Information about Food Security on September 30, 2014

There is a lot of confusion around best before dates, expiry dates, and food safety, and justifiably so- there are many different codes and symbols used.  We hope that this post will answer your questions: Best Before Dates: Best before dates are only required on products with a shelf life of less than 90 days,…

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BC Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Hajira Hussain in RFB News on September 13, 2014

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive Once again we are gearing up for the annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive taking place from September 15th to the 20th.  The BCTFD is a province wide initiative that helps feed thousands of needy neighbours across BC who rely on food banks for their basic nutritional needs. Last year they collected more than…

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Thank you Multi-Faith Food Drive!

By Keith Yee in Donation on August 19, 2014

Thank you to the congregations of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, St. Anne’s Anglican Parish, and Our Saviour Lutheran Parish for organizing the Multi-Faith Food Drive last month.  Their hard work and the generosity of the community brought in over $2000 and 1200 lbs of food at a time when our…

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Poverty and Health

By Keith Yee in Information about Food Security on August 7, 2014

This important podcast from the CBC investigates the link between health outcomes and socio-economic factors, especially income level. What they discover matches what we hear from the people we serve.  Many of our neighbours in need suffer from illness or/and mental health issues and take longer to recover from illness. That is why we focus…

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Thank You Ismaili Muslim Community

By Keith Yee in Donation on August 1, 2014

Thank you to the Ismaili Muslim Community of Richmond for their generous donation of 100 boxes of food- over 3000 lbs of food! The Ismaili Muslim Community collected the food during their Ramadan Food Drive.  This is the second year in a row that they have held a food drive during Ramadan, and it keeps…

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