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Friday, December 5, 2014

Greater Vancouver Food Bank at Rogers Santa Claus Parade

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is BC's largest food bank. As we head into the holidays, they have seen a significant decrease in food supply and donations this year. On average, over half of the food donations the Food Bank receives in a year come in during the holiday period.

Source: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

The holiday season sees an increase in usage at the food bank, but many people throughout the year continue to use food banks to make up for household food shortfalls. Did you know? Almost a third of food bank users in BC are actually children.

So, what is the Greater Vancouver Food Bank looking for? Items include canned fish or beans, natural peanut butter, canned fruits or veggies, whole-wheat pasta, and rice.

Tomorrow (Sunday, December 7, 2014) is the 11th Annual Rogers' Santa Claus Parade, which also fundraises for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Rogers' Santa Claus Parade

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Location: Downtown Vancouver (route information)
Cost: FREE

The Rogers' Santa Claus Parade is one of the largest events organized to raise food and money for the Food Bank. The parade starts at 1:00 pm and other event festivities start from 10:30 am.

Participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or money donation on parade day for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Donations can also be made online.

For more information on the event or find out more about the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, visit the Santa Claus Parade website: http://rogerssantaclausparade.com/

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