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Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is looking for a few passionate volunteers

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society has been supporting those in need for the past quarter century. What started out as a temporary measure to provide food assistance to a small number of people in need now serves approximately 25,000 recipients each week, and 10,000 are children.

Food Bank programs include the Basics for Babies program, Kids Picks, Community Kitchens, and Community Angel Food Runners program which recovered the equivalent of 1.3 million meals last year (providing food to 100 to 120 agencies weekly the food they need for their food programs). The food bank is busy within our communities trying to meet these needs and could not do this without volunteer support.

Turkey Trot 10k Run, October 12th and 13th –
40 Volunteer Positions Available

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society has been involved with Turkey Trot from its beginnings in 2000. In its ninth year it continues to grow in popularity as one of the must-do races of our community. This fun event promotes and celebrates wellness for people of all ages, and all participants are encouraged to bring food or cash donations in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to fight against hunger in our communities.

Benefits of being a Turkey Trot Volunteer:
  • Exclusive Turkey Trot t-shirt
  • Gourmet food at race
  • Camaraderie with a great, generous team!
The available shifts:
  • Sunday, October the 12th. From 11am to 3pm
  • Monday the 13th. From 6:30am to 11:00am. **Race Day**
The available positions:
  • Race registration
  • Chip distribution
  • Course marshals
  • Food distribution
  • Set-up, and take down

Investors Group Comedy Tour, October 28th –
15 Volunteer Positions Available

The Investors Group’s Western Canada Comedy Tour will be held Tuesday October 28th at 8:00pm at the Orpheum Theatre at 884 Granville Street, Vancouver. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society is looking for 10-15 volunteers to help out on site from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The task will involve assembling boxes and taking food donations and then loading the boxes into a van at 8:00pm. Free tickets are available for the volunteers to attend the show if they wish.

Contact Doug Aason at douga@foodbank.bc.ca or 604-876-0659 ext. 109 to help out with either of these events for this great cause.

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