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2018 Taking Care of Business Breakfast

By Keith Yee in Community Events on April 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Pathways Clubhouse‘s Taking Care of Business  breakfast on Wednesday 18 April in the Executive Hotel. Pathways Clubhouse is a charity in Richmond that “offers hope, encouragement and opportunities to people who live with mental illness.”  Pathways provides a supported environment for people as they strive towards mental wellness, transitional…

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Thank You Universal Buddhist Temple!

By Keith Yee in Thank You on April 13, 2018

A huge thank you to the Universal Buddhist Temple for their generous donation of 900 lbs of non-perishable food! Pictured here are two officials from the temple with RFB Office Manager Judy.  They heard about our programs and services, and wanted to help our neighbours in need.  We’re grateful for their support! If you’d like…

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Most Needed Items

By Keith Yee in Donation on April 6, 2018

Monetary donations allow us to purchase foods and resources that are needed the most.  This can include fresh foods like fruits, vegetables and milk.  For every $1 donated, we can give out about $6 worth of food (based on 2019 data).  Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. You can donate…

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Services for Homeless People in Richmond

By Keith Yee in Information about Poverty on March 29, 2018

Since the announcement of the modular housing project on Elmbridge, we have been asked about what services we offer for homeless people in Richmond. We help Richmond’s homeless population primarily through three programs: our Grocery Distribution program- in 2017, we served 72 people who didn’t have residences (including people who live on the streets and…

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Happy Birthday to Us!

By Keith Yee in RFB in the Community on March 27, 2018

The Richmond Food Bank turned 35 this March- we officially opened our doors in March 1983 at St Alban Church! We were originally planned as a temporary source of support during an economic downturn.  However, the need only grew. We served 20 families the first day with grocery hampers.  Today, we serve more than 2200…

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