Food Bank

Discussing needed repairs after a car crashed through the front of the food bank. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Car crashes into Maple Ridge food bank building

Friends in Need Food Bank is able to continue supplying its clients

 

Steven Page, Sierra Noble, and Aysanabee on stage for the virtual CP Holiday Train. (Screen grab)

CP Holiday Train raises thousands for Maple Ridge food bank

Steven Page and The Strumbellas kicked off the Holiday Train at Home concert on Saturday, Dec. 18

 

From left, Mary Robson, Executive Director of Friends in Need accepts a check from Vanguard employee Brian McCann, along with founder Jacob Kuehne and his wife Candice. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge company raises $20,000 for food bank

Fundraising took place at Vanguard Mechanical Ltd. project sites

 

Student council at Maple Ridge secondary coordinated the annual drive-through food and cash drive for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Special to The News)

Drive-through food drive at Maple Ridge secondary raises needed funds for food bank

Student council led event hits personal record in cash donations

Student council at Maple Ridge secondary coordinated the annual drive-through food and cash drive for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Special to The News)
Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank. (The News/files)

BCLC raising money for Maple Ridge food bank

Purchase local gift cards, bid on silent auction

Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank. (The News/files)
Friends In Need Food Bank and Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge members at FreshCo fundraiser. (Special to The News)

FreshCo Maple Ridge raises thousands for those in need

More than $2,5oo raised for local food bank and Starfish Pack Program

Friends In Need Food Bank and Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge members at FreshCo fundraiser. (Special to The News)
Students from Maple Ridge elementary with the food the collected for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)
Students from Maple Ridge elementary with the food the collected for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)
Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, is expecting a growing demand for services as the holiday season approaches. (The News/files)

Maple Ridge food bank expects growing demand for services as holiday season approaches

A Food Banks Canada report says 1.3 million Canadians visited a food bank in March 2021

Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, is expecting a growing demand for services as the holiday season approaches. (The News/files)
Dave Lanphear, (left) Envision Financial president; Dan Huang-Taylor, executive director of Food Banks BC; Launi Skinner, CEO of First West Credit Union; and Susan Byrom, executive director of the First West Foundation share news of the Full Cupboard milestone. (Special to Black Press Media)

Envision Financial surpasses $1 million raised for local food banks

Credit union has kept thousands from going hungry in the past eight years

  • Oct 18, 2021
Dave Lanphear, (left) Envision Financial president; Dan Huang-Taylor, executive director of Food Banks BC; Launi Skinner, CEO of First West Credit Union; and Susan Byrom, executive director of the First West Foundation share news of the Full Cupboard milestone. (Special to Black Press Media)
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

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)
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

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)
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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  • Jul 5, 2021
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)
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)