Staff from the Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) filled a bus full of food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank yesterday!
CMBC’s 5,600 staff members donated throughout the month of October, and their efforts added up to 7,000 pounds of food for those in need. Operator John Abou-Samra, who’s famous for his on-bus trivia contests, even donated $2,000 of his own money to the Food Bank.
You can see this press release for more info on the food drive. It also points out that the Food Bank is seeing a decrease in donations at the moment. Here’s the key paragraph:
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) reports that there is a 10% increase in demand for their services this year. Unfortunately, food donations are down from the summer months by 30,000 pounds of food at the GVFB. The tough economic times have many families struggling to keep a roof over their heads making it very difficult for families to have healthy meals on the table. The Food Bank customers are single parents, new immigrants and the elderly on a fixed income. However, 40% of customers at the GVFB are children.
So if you’d like to help too, check out the Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s “How You Can Help” page. And a hearty pat on the back to CMBC for their food drive!
Here’s a couple more photos of the bus full of food, too.