Press Release: Remember the Food Bank Campaign
Coquitlam, BC, June 28th, 2016 – As the summer roles on, the shelves of the SHARE Family & Community Services Food Bank begin to get bare as our supplies dwindle. Hunger just doesn’t take a vacation! In order to keep providing food hampers to those in need in our community, SHARE will be hosting our annual “Remember the Food Bank” Summer Campaign. Help us raise 10,000 pounds of food and $10,000 to fill our shelves so we can continue to deliver hampers to the almost 400 individuals and families who look to SHARE to help each week!
“Most people think about donating to the Food Bank during the Christmas holiday season, but the Food Bank is a year-round operation. Come summer, our reserve of food starts to shrink and it is only through the wonderful generosity of the local community that we are able to restock the shelves and continue to provide food hampers up until the traditional giving season again.” says Director of Fund Development Valerie Hutton. She added “we also need to remember that many of our community’s children are participants in our school district breakfast and lunch programs, so with school out for the summer, the call to support these families is even greater. 37% of our food bank clients are children ages 0-18, a shocking reality in our community. The need is great and very real for many.”
There are many ways to participate and support SHARE’s Remember the Food Bank Campaign:
- Visit www.sharesociety.ca and donate on line
- Call Shawna at 604.529.5105 and make a donation over the phone
- Donate food directly to SHARE’s Food Bank at 2615 Clarke Street in Port Moody (at the back of the building)
- Drop your food donation off at any local grocery store in the Tri-Cities
- Host a food drive or fund raiser. Visit http://sharesociety.ca/host-a-fundraiser/ to get the details and see how easy it is
To find out what the most urgent food items needed are please visit www.sharesociety.ca.
Watch for more exciting news about Remember the Food Bank Campaign in the next few weeks! Plans include a 2-day food drive at multiple local grocery stores and a community open house at our Food Bank.
Since 1972, SHARE, a registered, non-profit charity, has provided services to help vulnerable individuals and families have the opportunity to pursue the life they choose. SHARE’s services touch almost 60,000 people in the Tri-Cities, Anmore and Belcarra annually. For more information about SHARE, please visit www.sharesociety.ca
For further information, please contact:
Events and Fund Development Officer
SHARE Family & Community Services Society