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Firefighters for Families

The Firefighters were out in force on Saturday December 13 shaking their boots collecting toys for the Hamper Society; food for the Friends in Need and cash for both.  They began doing this in 2002 and has been an annual … Continue reading

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Coast Capital Savings Donation

Mary Robson, Executive Director receives a cheque from Coast Capital Savings Pitt Meadows Branch in the amount of $855. Cheque was presented by Veronica Jackson, Branch Manager and Aaron Theilade, Financial Planner. Thank you Veronica & Aaron for choosing Friends … Continue reading

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Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears

On Saturday, December 13, Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read joined the Golden Ears Kiwanis Club Members at Garibaldi Senior Secondary for their third annual Children’s Christmas Party. The packed room (over 200) was the scene of a festive affair for … Continue reading

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Client First Mortgage Shopping Spree

Nathan Isherwood and Steve D’Souza, owners of Client First Mortgage Solutions Went shopping at the 227th Save-On-Foods this week and bought $2,000 worth of food for the Friends in Need Food Bank. Every time a mortgage is funded at Client … Continue reading

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VanCity Donation

Friends in Need Food Bank is pleased to be one of the chosen charities of the Maple Ridge VanCity. Branch Manager Vanita Dennis presented a cheque to Executive Director Mary Robson at the branch on December 10, 2014.

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Coldwell Banker Food Drive

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Thank you Coldwell Banker Team (Tri Tel Realty) you collected and donated 3893 lbs of food for the Friends In Need Food Bank during your annual Santa sleigh food drive. Picture credit to: Eric Zimmer / Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times November … Continue reading

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CBC Food Bank Day Vancouver

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Friends in Need Food Bank Director Ineke Boekhorst helps with boxing food donations at CBC Radio Station in Vancouver.

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Basics for babies event

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Join us on our Basics for Babies® FUNdraising Day brought to you by Maple Ridge Chrysler Sunday, December 14 from
 10am to 4pm Langley Events Centre Barbara Beam, Docc Andrews & JaXon Hawks AND The JRfm Waking Crew will be broadcasting … Continue reading

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Annual Zombie Walk

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It will be Zombie fun for the whole family at the 2nd Annual Zombie Walk presented by the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association on October 24, 2014. The walk starts at Valley Fair Mall at 4PM however a theatrical … Continue reading

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Enter to Win a $500 gift card

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        #TFGSafeway Until Oct 8 Safeway customers in BC can enter to win a $500 gift card by tweeting a photo of themselves when making a food bank donation at their local Safeway. The tweet includes a … Continue reading

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BOARD MEMBER ELECTION 2014

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  FRIENDS IN NEED FOOD BANK SOCIETY LIST OF MEMBERS STANDING FOR ELECTION 2014 Carole Kubb Lifetime Community Volunteer, Ridge Meadows Jonie Lagrange Bookkeeper, Self Employed Lily-Beth McQuillan Personal Account Manager, Envision Financial Emily Menkveld Shift Manager, Maple Ridge Community … Continue reading

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Safeway Food Drive

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Maple Ridge Safeway kicks off their food drive for the Friends in Need Food Bank selling $5 or $10 ‘Care Packages’ which provide some of the “Most Wanted” items for the hampers. To kick off the ten day campaign, Executive … Continue reading

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Safeway Food Drive

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Safeway is thrilled to be hosting a Summer Food Bank Hamper drive between July 11-20, 2014. The key component to the Food Hamper drive is to promote the Safeway $5 & $10 Food Bank pre-pack hampers at all checkstands and … Continue reading

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Donation Presented by Barrie Herod

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“Mr. Barrie Herod, Community Director of Thomas Haney Council 5566 Knights of Columbus presented a cheque in the amount of $3,000 to Chuck Griffith, Operations Manager. This donation will be used to support the “Kids Packs” program which will for … Continue reading

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Chances Donate $1,500 to FIN

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May 15, 2014 Emily Menkveld, Chair of the Staff Action Committee for Chances Maple Ridge presents two cheques totalling $1,500 to Friends in Need Director Ineke Boekhorst. Staff of Chances have also been holding employee food drives and have donated … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunt @Maple Ridge Park

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Thank you to Laurissa Rasmus of Remax Realty for hosting the 8th annual easter egg hunt at Maple Ridge Park.  This event is always a happy one for the whole family and as usual a very successful turn out at … Continue reading

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Earth Day Event 26th April

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Come and join us this Saturday the 26th April for the Earth Day Events at Memorial Peace Park next to The ACT. Freecycle poster school NEW

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Pitt Meadows 1st Annual Food Drive

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Friends in Need volunteers turned out big time for the Pitt Meadows 1st Annual Food Drive and worked alongside dozens of Pitt Meadows residents in collecting, weighing, sorting and storing donations. The total amount of food donated by Pitt Meadows’ … Continue reading

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Beautiful Easter Baskets

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Julia Shields owner of Free Spirit Yoga & Pilates and her husband delivering 70 Easter baskets which they and their family assembled for the Friends in Need Food Bank. Each basket is unique with a stuffed animal and other goodies.  … Continue reading

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