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Peterson Matching Donation Campaign 2021

By Hajira Hussain in Donation on November 30, 2021

From December 1st until December 31st 2021, Peterson is matching donations up to $10,000! This marks the sixth consecutive year that Peterson has generously agreed to match donations during the holiday season to the Richmond Food Bank Society. We are very grateful for this amazing donation matching initiative that doubles the impact of donations for…

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How to Read Best Before Dates

By Hajira Hussain in Food Safety on November 17, 2021

Have you ever been confused by best before dates and expiry dates? If so, it’s no wonder – there are many different codes and symbols used in different parts of the world, and their meaning is not always clear. We hope that this post will answer your questions, and help avoid food waste too. Here…

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Most Needed Items

By Hajira Hussain in Donation on November 17, 2021

Monetary donations allow us to purchase food and resources that are needed the most.  This includes fresh food like fruits, vegetables, protein-rich foods, and dairy products.  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. How…

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BC Thanksgiving Food Drive September 20 – 25

By Stephanie Shulhan in Community Events on September 7, 2021

The Richmond Food Bank Society is looking forward to the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive that raises thousands of pounds of food each year for food banks across BC. During these uncertain times, every effort will be made to make the initiative contactless and safe for all while raising enough food for our neighbours in need.…

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Connecting Food Systems in Richmond

By Hajira Hussain in Information about Food Security on August 21, 2021

Earlier this year, the Richmond Food Bank Society applied for and received a grant to explore the Community Food Systems landscape in Richmond. The main objective of this project was to create an opportunity for dialogue and partnership among the key emergency food providing organizations within Richmond in order to provide equitable and sustainable access…

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