This morning we spent a few hours at the . Thanks to catching the wrong “22” bus, I was 2 minutes late, but reported in time for an interesting and informative morning. It was a change to the usual Sharing Farm, which probably feeds this program with vegetables and fruit. See https://www.foodbank.bc.ca/ for more information on this community program that feeds 28,000+ Vancouverites weekly!
After hours of sorting, I have a few requests to friends and colleagues:
- Donate tins and pasta! Sorting them is the easiest! It is also the sturdiest packaging, it usually contains nutritious and tasty food
- If you do not like the cookies you just opened, please do not drop them into your food bank package. Sorting damaged or opened packaging (lots of wastage) is frustrating Damaged and opened packages are recycled, not eaten
- Containers labeled in foreign languages is time consuming Unidentified food lands in the miscellaneous section, which requires a resort.
- Donate food packages throughout the year, not just between thanksgiving and the new year!
Looking forward to the next shift on April 29th