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Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

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Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
 

1150 Raymur Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6A 3T2

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) was established in 1982 when many small organizations, church groups and concerned citizens joined together in response to the hunger crisis during the economic recession in 1981.

t: view phone604-876-3601


Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society offers the following products and/or services:
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»»» Community-building (12)

The purpose of the GVBS was to be a temporary social service provider; however, because the number of those suffering from hunger problems has continued to increase, the GVFBS has become one of the most important non-government funded food assistance providers in Canada. In 1982, the GVFBS assisted 200 people...

Today

The GVFBS helps feed more than 9,000 people each week in 16 depots located in Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver and the North Shore. Additionally, the GVFBS aids over 100 agencies within these areas, providing help to another 16,000 individuals weekly.

Organizational Structure

The organizational structure of the GVFBS consists of a Board of Directors that meets regularly to discuss and make decisions that impact the GVFBS. The representatives on the Board have expertise in the various areas such as law, accounting and business.

Apart from sitting on the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the GVFBS office and warehouse.

Operations

The GVFBS relies on the generosity of the public to continue operating. We do not receive any government funding.
Each year the GVFBS warehouse moves over 8 million pounds of food in and out of the warehouse. The warehouse is approximately 33,000 square feet.

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society Mission

To provide food and related assistance to those in need. The GVFBS is committed to this mission with the utmost privacy and dignity offered to their recipients.

More information can be found on our web site
http://www.foodbank.bc.ca

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