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2015 Food Drive for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
by Tazim

         Did you know that every week 9 000 people are supplied with food from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society?
      Did you know that 41% of these people who need food are children?
      What can you do to help?

Pearson Adult Learning Centre will be having a food drive for the whole month of November, 2015. As we near the holiday season, it is important to help people in our own community who are in need of basic food items.

A food drive raises food to donate to the food bank. This year (2015) we hope to gather at least ten boxes of food. Again this year, teachers at PALC are going to try to fill their box of donated food before any of the boxes in the class rooms are filled!

 The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an organization that helps to feed the hungry and needy people in our communities. It serves the people of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. The goal of the Food Bank is to provide food and related assistance to those in need.

Please check out their website to learn more about the ways in which you can help to fight hunger in your local community. 

Please help by bringing food items to donate to the food bank.

There will be a donation box placed in every classroom at the PALC for the whole month of November.

Most Needed Items:

         Canned meat/fish
         Peanut butter
         Whole wheat pasta/rice
         Pasta sauce
         Canned fruit/vegetables
         Low sugar Cereal
         Baby formula
         Baby food
100% fruit juice

Please note, we do not accept the following items:
  • Homemade items
  • Expired food
  • Products containing alcohol
  • Open packages of food 
We have ten boxes to fill with non-perishable (food that does not go bad) items. Let's try to fill all ten boxes!! Bring any amount of canned and packaged food to help the recipients of the food bank. Please check the “Best Before” dates and make sure the food is not expired. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile cause.