Help feed Vancouver families over the holidays

For every dollar raised, 12 pounds of food go to a family in need

This holiday season will be a little different, and with many people in urgent need of daily essentials, the case for food security has never been stronger. We are seeing more and more Canadians lean on one another to get through this year. 

Since the economic fallout of COVID-19, more Canadians are turning to food banks for the first time and millions more continue to rely on these centres to put food on their table. Organizations like Backpack Buddies, who help feed hungry BC kids, have seen that the demand for its services has nearly tripled.

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Four Steps to a Successful Fundraiser

  • Creating your fundraiser

    Your fundraiser description and title should both inform and inspire. You can do so by making it clear why you are fundraising, use high-quality and relevant images, and set an attainable and manageable goal amount.

  • Initial sharing and promotion

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  • Spread the word on social media

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  • Post updates

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