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Delta's BCfresh helps out food bank

Kay Thody, Communications Director for Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Brian Faulkner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BCfresh stand by a 53 foot truck full of 8,800 five pound bags of potatoes. The BCfresh donation will help feed the 27,000 Greater Vancouver Food Banks clients for one week. - Submitted/Richard Lam
Kay Thody, Communications Director for Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Brian Faulkner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BCfresh stand by a 53 foot truck full of 8,800 five pound bags of potatoes. The BCfresh donation will help feed the 27,000 Greater Vancouver Food Banks clients for one week.
— image credit: Submitted/Richard Lam

Delta's BCfresh Vegetables donated 8,800 five-pound bags of potatoes, worth $35,000, to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society last month. The local produce provider donates food regularly to the organization, but chose to make this large donation when it is needed most. BCfresh hopes to start a trend with other companies following their lead and donating to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society has seen a 10 per cent overall increase in clients between 2011 and 2012, and a 10 per cent decrease in food received during that same time. The food bank relies on the generosity of individuals and organizations to provide food to nearly 27,000 people per week in Metro Vancouver.

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