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2014 Hunger Count

By Alex in Uncategorized on November 21, 2014

Food Banks Canada has released the 2014 Hunger Count, a comprehensive report on food bank usage across Canada.  As a member of Food Banks BC and Food Banks Canada, the Richmond Food Bank participates in the Hunger Count by providing anonymous statistics. We encourage everyone to read the report- it has fascinating statistics and highlights…

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Thank You Knights of Columbus!

By Alex in Thank You on November 18, 2014

Thank you to the St Paul’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus for their generous donation.   Pictured here with RFB office manager Judy Ying Sun (centre) is Lorenzo Ranada, Grand Knight,  (right) and John Ty of the Knights of Columbus St Paul Parish (left). We’re blessed to have the support of so many faith groups…

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How to Read Best Before Dates

By Alex 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 Alex 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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