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2016 Food Banks BC AGM

By Alex in RFB in the Community on May 27, 2016

We had a wonderful time at the 2016 Food Banks BC AGM, held on Sunday 15 May to Tuesday 17 May 2016 in Victoria, BC! The Food Banks BC AGM is an opportunity for us to meet with other food banks, learn from experts on issues facing NPOs, charities, and food banks, and make connections…

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2016 Tax Services

By Alex in Information about Poverty on March 21, 2016

There are benefits to filing your taxes even if you don’t have income to report. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers many benefits, including the GST/HST rebate, the Canada Child Tax Benefit, and the Universal Child Care Benefit.  However, you need to file your taxes to receive these benefits. If you need help in filing…

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Baby Food and Formula

By Alex in Donation on March 21, 2016

Thanks to several very generous donations, we currently do not need baby food or baby formula.  Our shelves are very well-stocked: In fact, we have noticed a declining need at our Grocery Distributions, as many people are choosing homemade baby food and breastmilk instead of commercial baby food and formula. If you have a program…

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2016 Strategic Planning Session

By Alex in RFB News on March 7, 2016

Our 2016 Strategic Planning session, held on Saturday 30 January 2016, was a rousing success! Every year, RFB directors and staff come together to look at the challenges our community faces and the obstacles and advantages we have in addressing those challenges.  The Strategic Planning Session is an opportunity for us to creatively think through…

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Volunteer Tea & Cake Social 2016

By Alex in Thank You on March 3, 2016

We had a lot of fun at our fourth annual Volunteer Tea & Cake Social on Saturday 20 February 2016. More than 80 RFB volunteers enjoyed 12 different desserts and 9 different kinds of tea. We also enjoyed hearing the fascinating oral history of the Richmond Food Bank from one of the founders, Jack Pearson…

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