Food Bank

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

 

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’

 

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

 

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)
Friends in Need Food Bank volunteer Ian MacKay sorts through fresh load of produce. (THE NEWS-files)

Almost 500,000 kgs of perishable food distributed from Maple Ridge food bank facility

Friends In Need Food Bank perishable food recovery facility opened its doors in June 2019

Friends in Need Food Bank volunteer Ian MacKay sorts through fresh load of produce. (THE NEWS-files)
The JAK’s Give Back campaign last weekend helped raise $25,000 for food banks around B.C., including Friends in Need Food Bank in Maple Ridge. (JAK’s/Special to The News)

Booze buyers help JAK’s feed the hungry

Money raised last Saturday at the liquor store in Maple Ridge will go to Friends In Need Food Bank

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The JAK’s Give Back campaign last weekend helped raise $25,000 for food banks around B.C., including Friends in Need Food Bank in Maple Ridge. (JAK’s/Special to The News)
From left, Noeleen and Naomi Corr and Carol Warner Kerr, who raised $1,100 for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Contributed)

Thousands raised for food bank by caring individuals in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

One family raised $1,100 by making angel keychains and another raised $3,200 by making face masks

From left, Noeleen and Naomi Corr and Carol Warner Kerr, who raised $1,100 for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Contributed)
Ten per cent of Saturday’s sales at JAK’s, plus a percentage of wine sales from May, will go to the Friends In Need Food Bank. (JAK’s/Special to Black Press Media)

Maple Ridge liquor store donates portion of sales to food bank

Friends In Need Food Bank will receive an infusion of cash from JAK’S in Westgate

Ten per cent of Saturday’s sales at JAK’s, plus a percentage of wine sales from May, will go to the Friends In Need Food Bank. (JAK’s/Special to Black Press Media)
Sunny Sharma and Sukh Mahil presented Aldergrove Food Bank managers Mary van Zuuk and Tannis Percival a cheque for their first two month’s rent on Saturday, May 16. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

Aldergrove man covers first two months rent for food bank in new digs

Sunny Sharma surprised the managers with a $1,000 cheque Saturday during their move

Sunny Sharma and Sukh Mahil presented Aldergrove Food Bank managers Mary van Zuuk and Tannis Percival a cheque for their first two month’s rent on Saturday, May 16. (Sarah Grochowski photo)
Ian McDonnell, owner of SPIN Salon on Lougheed Highway, is putting out a challenge to other local hair stylists to help raise money for the food bank as they prepare to hopefully soon return to work. This picture was taken prior to the COVID shut down. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge salon challenges other stylists to give to the food bank

Hair stylists Ian McDonnell and Teshia Bohemier donate wages and auction off first day’s appointments

  • May 9, 2020
Ian McDonnell, owner of SPIN Salon on Lougheed Highway, is putting out a challenge to other local hair stylists to help raise money for the food bank as they prepare to hopefully soon return to work. This picture was taken prior to the COVID shut down. (Special to The News)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)