Food Bank

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Donation drive aims to raise 600,000 pounds of food this year

B.C. Food Drive supports Lower Mainland food banks

 

Sierra Sequeira stands with 250 pounds of pasta that the four-year-old raised for the Surrey Food Bank. For her birthday this year, Sierra asked for donations for the food bank instead of gifts. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Four-year-old raises money, food for Surrey Food Bank

Lower Mainland preschooler asked for donations, instead of gifts, for her birthday this year

 

Maple Ridge's Randy Phillips shared this picture of the community Garden on Edge Street, which he took on Canada Day. "Grateful to be Canadian and live here, with all the good people of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows," he said, "wishing you much peace, love, laughter, faith." (Special to The News)

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Executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank Mary Robson with Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. (The News files)

Save-On-Foods 4th annual campaign for Maple Ridge food bank starts Thursday, June 17

50 per cent of net proceeds from Western Family brand to be donated

Executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank Mary Robson with Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. (The News files)
Gardeners at the Intergenerational Garden participated in the Grow-A-Row program for the Friends In Need Food Bank in previous years. (The News files)

Grow-A-Row for the food bank in Maple Ridge

Friends In Need Food Bank in need of gardeners to produce fresh produce

Gardeners at the Intergenerational Garden participated in the Grow-A-Row program for the Friends In Need Food Bank in previous years. (The News files)
The Friends In Need Food Bank needs more storage space. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge food bank seeking storage for emergency preparedness products

New portal announced by Food Banks B.C. and Alberta to help local food banks prepare for disasters

The Friends In Need Food Bank needs more storage space. (Special to The News)
Evan Seal is the general manager of the Friends in Need Food Bank. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

New manager at Friends in Need Food Bank

‘You really feel like you’re making a difference…’ says Seal

Evan Seal is the general manager of the Friends in Need Food Bank. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, is renting two additional facilities to store food and create space among volunteers and staff. (The News/files)

New COVID protocols for Maple Ridge food bank requires more storage

Non-perishables to be stored for two days before being handed out to clients

Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, is renting two additional facilities to store food and create space among volunteers and staff. (The News/files)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Meadowridge School held a Wall Against Hunger and collected more than 2,620 pounds, (1,188 kgs), of food on Oct. 19.	(Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge food bank gets some much needed help for holiday season

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA October food drive collects more than 2,000 pounds

Meadowridge School held a Wall Against Hunger and collected more than 2,620 pounds, (1,188 kgs), of food on Oct. 19.	(Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)
A few thousand pounds of non-perishable food was collected for the Friends In Need Food Bank by the younger students at Meadowridge School this month. (Meadowridge School/Special to The News)

Meadowridge students build ‘huge’ wall against hunger

Private Maple Ridge school collects thousands of pounds of non-perishables for the food bank

A few thousand pounds of non-perishable food was collected for the Friends In Need Food Bank by the younger students at Meadowridge School this month. (Meadowridge School/Special to The News)
Jason Nagy, centre, and his foster parents Peggy and Robert Maikawa. (Jason Nagy/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge volunteer reunites with foster parents after three decades

Discovered his name on a list of volunteers for the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive

Jason Nagy, centre, and his foster parents Peggy and Robert Maikawa. (Jason Nagy/Special to The News)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Mike Davies, chair of community services with the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club, hands a $6,800 cheque to Karen Osborne, with the school meal and snack program for the Friends in Need Food Bank. Rotarian Ineke Boekhorst stands socially distanced in the background. (Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association/Special to The News)

Meadow Ridge Rotary donates thousands to food bank

Money to go towards the school meal and snack program

Mike Davies, chair of community services with the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club, hands a $6,800 cheque to Karen Osborne, with the school meal and snack program for the Friends in Need Food Bank. Rotarian Ineke Boekhorst stands socially distanced in the background. (Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association/Special to The News)
Jason Nagy, organizer of this years local B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive, was ecstatic with the record breaking amount of food collected. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)

Thanksgiving food drive nets new record for Maple Ridge food bank

More than 15,000 pounds, (6,800 kilograms), collected

Jason Nagy, organizer of this years local B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive, was ecstatic with the record breaking amount of food collected. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)
Friends in Need Food Bank executive director Mary Robson, right, says the Seniors Food Bank offers a sense of community. (The News-files)

Seniors Food Bank starting again in Maple Ridge

The service will be offered every Monday

Friends in Need Food Bank executive director Mary Robson, right, says the Seniors Food Bank offers a sense of community. (The News-files)
The B.C Thanksgiving Food Drive takes place the last Saturday in September. (Special to The News)

Thanksgiving food drive the first this year for Maple Ridge food bank

The Friends In Need Food Bank is concerned about donations after summer food drives cancelled

The B.C Thanksgiving Food Drive takes place the last Saturday in September. (Special to The News)
The Friends in Need Food Bank has received 240 emergency food boxes. (Contributed)

More families accessing Maple Ridge food bank

Loss of CERB next month expected to hit more households: Robson

The Friends in Need Food Bank has received 240 emergency food boxes. (Contributed)
Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, receives a cheque from the Ironworkers Local 97 on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge food bank receives $10,000 donation

Friends In Need Food Bank received cheque from Ironworkers Local 97

Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, receives a cheque from the Ironworkers Local 97 on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)