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Pitt Meadows Food Drive

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Get yourself down to The Westbrook or Save-On-Foods Pitt Meadows, Saturday April 27th from 9am to 2pm for hot dogs cooked by the Pitt Meadows Lions and join in our challenge to see how much food we can collect in one day!

All food goes to the Friends in Need Food Bank.

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A Special Thanks to our Grant Partners!

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The Friends in Need Food Bank would like to extend a special “Thank You!” to two of our grant partners for the completion of our re-racking project. Food Banks Canada‘s Capacity Boost Grant and the The Wallmart Foundation enabled us (along with support from a number of community members and organisations

The re-racking project enabled us to increase our storage capacity at the Maple Ridge depot. We replaced the lighting in the warehouse, upgraded the sprinkler system and with the generosity of Morning Star Developments and Tran Painting we had the main walls in the warehouse repaired and painted. This renovation project was fund Food Banks Canada Capacity Boost Grant & the Walmart Foundation.

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CP Holiday Train

The 20th annual CP Holiday Train rolls into town tomorrow at 7:30pm in Port Haney!

Bring a donation for the Food Bank and enjoy brightly lit rail cars (there’s 14!) & a fabulous concert featuring the Sam Roberts Band.

Park for free in the Fuller Watson parking lots and enjoy festive lights on the short walk down 224th street to this historic site.

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Firefighters for Families

We’ll be in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows tomorrow from 10am to 4pm, please come and show your support at any one of the below locations:

Pitt Meadows:
Save On Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks @ Meadowvale Mall, 19150 Lougheed Hwy
Superstore, Liquor Store, Tim Hortons @ Meadowtown Centre, 19800 Lougheed Hwy

Maple Ridge:
Safeway @ 20201 Lougheed Hwy
Save On Foods @ West Gate Mall, 20398 Dewdney Trunk Rd
Thrifty Foods @ Haney Place Mall, 11900 Haney Pl
No Frills @ Maple Ridge Square, 22441 Dewdney Trunk Rd
Save On Foods @ Valley Fair Mall, 22709 Lougheed Hwy
Save On Foods @ 23981 Dewdney Trunk Rd

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Broken Balls Golf Tournament

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Adam Seward, chairperson Broken Balls Golf Tournament presents Mary Robson, executive director Friends in Need Food Bank with 450 pounds of food and $4,882 collected from the 2018 Broken Balls Golf Tournament. Since 2014 this annual event has generated more than $22,000 and the Friends in Need Food Bank would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to all participants and organizers.

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Cuts for a Cause

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The Stag Barber Shop is proud to host its inaugural Cuts for a Cause. 100% of profits collected on 16th December 2018 will go to the Friends in Need Food Bank.

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Classic Datsun & Nissan Show Donates to the Friends in Need

Cheque presentation - John, Glen, Chauntelle & MaryThe First Annual Datsun & Nissan Car Show was a big success and raised $415 from registrations of the participants.

West Coast Nissan Managers John & Glen and organizer Chauntelle present a cheque to Mary. Kudos & a big thank you from the Friends in Need!

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST September 26

2015 Pancake Ad reducedCome and join us rain for shine and enjoy a pancake breakfast by donation on the Bandstand overlooking Memorial Peace Park. Kiwanis teams up with Friends in Need to flip pancakes and raise funds for the food bank.

Be sure to bring your shopping bags and load up on fresh vegetables, fruits and other goodies at the Haney Farmers Market.

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International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Deliver

Mary Robson, Bill MacPherson & Nancy Nagy - donation from International Association of MachinistsBill MacPherson, President of Local Lodge 1857 has been busy delivering Protein for People to food banks through the Lower Mainland. He dropped by the Friends in Need in August and dropped off 60 pounds of canned salmon!

Thanks Machinists & Aerospace Workers of  Local Lodge 1857!

Pictured are:  Mary Robson, Bill MacPherson & Nancy Nagy.

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Camp Kilimanjaro’s Food Drive Collected 380 pounds!!

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The campers who attended the Christian Life Assembly “Camp Kilimanjaro” were asked to bring a non-perishable item for the Friends in Need Food Bank. Today was the end of camp and a total of 380 pounds of food had been collected. Thank you to all the young campers!!P1020885

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Back to School Packs

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School Pack PicSeveral volunteers are putting together student kits for children aged 5 to 13. The kits will include basic school supplies (paper, pencils, coloured pencils, etc.) Consider purchasing extra when shopping for your children and donate to the Friends in Need Food Bank – #8 – 22726 Dewdney Trunk Road before September 1st. For donations of supplies or cash over $20, a tax receipt can be provided. Your generosity would be much appreciated.

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MISSION MINIMUM COMMUNITY TRAINING GARDEN SHARES ITS HARVEST!

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The good people at Mission Minimum continue to share the bounty from their “Community Training Garden” with several non-profit organizations in the valley and Friends in Need Food Bank is fortunate to be one of them. Our clients appreciate the quality produce and our lady volunteers love the flowers!

Flowers for Volunteers

Thank you to all who participate in this worthy program and for the care taken in picking, cleaning & shipping the harvest!!

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VCMC & Justice Institute choose Friends in Need

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VCMC & Justice Institute choose Friends in Need…

President Fabrice Renaud of The VCMC Motorsport Club presented a cheque in the amount of $1,906  to Friends in Need past director Johanne Rensmaags on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This is the first of three fundraising events which will occur this summer at the Pitt Meadows Airport along with the support of Andrew Field from the Justice Institute in Pitt Meadows. They have chosen Friends in Need as the recipient of their “community project”. For more information and event schedules visit http://www.vcmc.ca/schedule

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LOBLAWS IS EXTRA SUPER

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Extra Foods - Doug Bell & Mary Robson April 14 2015Maple Ridge Extra Foods and Pitt Meadows Real Canadian Superstore participated in Loblaw’s nationwide 2014 Holiday Food Drive and 2015 Spring Food Drive. The total combined amount raised through both stores was more than $14,000 and 2,400 lbs of food.  Of the BC Extra Foods, Doug Bell’s store was #2 in the amount of funds raised for the Spring Food Drive. Edward Lennie, Manager of the Real Canadian Superstore was very pleased with the success of the campaign was more than doubled the last two years.

img_1562_0Friends in Need Food Bank serves residents of neighbouring cities Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, BC. Executive Director Mary Robson says, “We are fortunate to have two of the Loblaw Companies in our community which has been a close partner of Food Banks Canada since 2008.”

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JRfm Basics for Babies Campaign

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The 2014 JRfm Basics for Babies Campaign was an astounding success and the Friends in Need Food Bank was the recipient of $5,832 which will be used for layettes for newborns and other necessities for children up to the age of two. Thank you Team JRfm and their sponsor Maple Ridge Chrysler for making this year’s campaign a huge success.

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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 event. This year the firefighters raised over $14,000. Thanks to our local hero’s and to everybody who generously made a donation.

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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 in Need Food Bank as one of your charities.

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