This holiday season, Vancouver Career College held a friendly food drive competition among its six campuses to help those in need and raise awareness for BC’s local food banks.
Students, instructors, and faculty across the six campuses raised 1742 perishable and non-perishable food items that were donated to Food Banks Canada during the week of Christmas.
“It gives us great pleasure to contribute to such a worthwhile cause,” says Cassandra Fyfe, Campus Director, Vancouver Career College Abbotsford. “The campus-wide food drive presented the perfect opportunity to engage our students, while giving back to our communities during the holidays.”
For every item donated, Vancouver Career College committed to providing further monetary support to Food Banks Canada, in the sum of $450 cash.
BC’s community food banks provide support to more than 80,000 people across the province each month. Last year, more than 1.8 million pounds of food were distributed.
Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network in Canada. This year, Food Banks Canada serviced over one million people, with a third of those individuals being under the age of 18. Learn more about Food Banks Canada here.
Vancouver Career College values helping those in need, and looks forward to a continued partnership with Food Banks Canada for years to come.