Food Bank

Fabric Bag Solution donated 75 handmade bags to the Aldergrove Food Bank to make collections easier. (Aldergrove Food Bank/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Food Bank gifted 75 cloth bags for better distribution

Fabric Bag Solution is a volunteer sewing group based out of Burnaby

 

Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank is located at 2356 156 St. (File photo)

Door-to-door canvassers not working on behalf of Sources Food Bank, says manager

Accredited White Rock, South Surrey, Langley food bank does not canvas for donations

 

Volunteers at the Langley Food Bank have set-up distribution outside in the parking lot so clients can safely distance. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

Generous donations help Langley food banks support uptick in clients over holiday season

Sources and Langley Food Bank offer delivery services

 

Volunteer Andrew Penny was sorting supplies at the Source Langley Food Bank on Dec. 21. The food bank is about to launch a delivery service and is hoping to find a location for Aldergrove distribution. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Sources Langley Food Bank plans to expand service

Delivery to shut-ins, new distribution depot in Aldergrove planned

Volunteer Andrew Penny was sorting supplies at the Source Langley Food Bank on Dec. 21. The food bank is about to launch a delivery service and is hoping to find a location for Aldergrove distribution. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Tannis Percival, Assistant Manager of the Food Bank, showing typical items found in the Freshco bags. (Mary van Zuuk/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Countless donations from businesses fill Aldergrove Food Bank

Manager Mary van Zuuk said ‘unprecedented generosity’ helped the food bank through a busy year

Tannis Percival, Assistant Manager of the Food Bank, showing typical items found in the Freshco bags. (Mary van Zuuk/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Sources Langley Food Bank representatives Leslie Clarke and Jaye Murray received a donation from IPEX. Presenting the donation were Mike Waddell, production manager, and plant manager Robb J. McKenzie. (IPEX photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley piping business shows holiday spirit with food bank donation

IPEX, with a branch on Duncan Way, wanted to support communities where its employees live and work

Sources Langley Food Bank representatives Leslie Clarke and Jaye Murray received a donation from IPEX. Presenting the donation were Mike Waddell, production manager, and plant manager Robb J. McKenzie. (IPEX photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A welcome donation to Sources Langley food bank on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Sources Chief Executive Officer David Young, Teamsters Local 213 secretary-treasurer Walter Canta, Sources operations manager Leslie Clark and Langley MLA Andrew Mercier (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Teamsters help Sources Langley Food Bank

Union secretary-treasurer credits MLA Mercier for the idea

A welcome donation to Sources Langley food bank on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Sources Chief Executive Officer David Young, Teamsters Local 213 secretary-treasurer Walter Canta, Sources operations manager Leslie Clark and Langley MLA Andrew Mercier (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Save-On Foods Aldergrove held a toy drive for Sources Community Resource Centre. (Special to The Star)

Save-On Foods ‘Giving Tree’ showers Aldergrove seniors with gifts

Residents of Jackman Manor were purchased gifts that they had asked for by supermarket shoppers

Save-On Foods Aldergrove held a toy drive for Sources Community Resource Centre. (Special to The Star)
Langley RCMP Cpl. Julie Bion peered over a pile of donations stuffed in the back seat of an RCMP patrol cruiser at the Saturday, Dec. 19 Pack the Police Car event held at Willoughby Town Centre to help the Langley Food Bank. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First fill-the-police-car fundraiser generates big donations

Event raised cash and food contributions for Langley Food Bank

Langley RCMP Cpl. Julie Bion peered over a pile of donations stuffed in the back seat of an RCMP patrol cruiser at the Saturday, Dec. 19 Pack the Police Car event held at Willoughby Town Centre to help the Langley Food Bank. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Elks support the Aldergrove Food Bank by presenting a float at the legion branch #265 on Saturday, Dec.12. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove Elks club spreads support with Save-On gift cards and food bank donations

More than $42,400 was raised for Aldergrove Food Bank at legion’s faux Christmas parade

Aldergrove Elks support the Aldergrove Food Bank by presenting a float at the legion branch #265 on Saturday, Dec.12. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Langley RCMP will be collecting donations for the local food bank at the Willoughby Town Centre parking lot (20678 Willoughby Town Centre Drive near the Royal Bank) on Saturday, Dec. 19 from noon till 4 p.m. (file)

Fill the police car, help the food bank at Langley event this Saturday, Dec. 19

RCMP will be collecting contributions from noon till 4 p.m. at Willoughby Town Centre

Langley RCMP will be collecting donations for the local food bank at the Willoughby Town Centre parking lot (20678 Willoughby Town Centre Drive near the Royal Bank) on Saturday, Dec. 19 from noon till 4 p.m. (file)
Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Aldergrove Food Bank, said the donations on Saturday, Dec. 12, set a record for single-day contributions (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A parade of aid for Aldergrove food bank and Ishtar

Even held in place of annual Christmas lights parade, results in record response

Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Aldergrove Food Bank, said the donations on Saturday, Dec. 12, set a record for single-day contributions (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
B&B Contracting is holding a social media campaign that will raise money for food banks in Langley and Surrey. (B&B Contracting Instagram)

Area contractor using social media campaign to help Langley and Surrey food banks

People have until 5 p.m. Saturday to take part by visiting Instagram post.

  • Dec 11, 2020
B&B Contracting is holding a social media campaign that will raise money for food banks in Langley and Surrey. (B&B Contracting Instagram)
Aldergrove Food Bank has seen an increase in demand during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. They will be holding a food and donation drive on Dec. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. (Karen Long/Special to the Aldergrove Star).

UPDATED: Aldergrove Food Bank and Legion holds donation drive this coming Saturday

People are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and cash donations on Dec. 12

Aldergrove Food Bank has seen an increase in demand during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. They will be holding a food and donation drive on Dec. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. (Karen Long/Special to the Aldergrove Star).
This is what thousands of Christmas lights looks like. Rob Baerg and Ken Sherwood launched their latest Christmas light display on their front lawns in the 20600 block of 44A Avenue on Sunday, Nov, 29, 2020 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Ultimate Christmas light display returns to Langley street

This house and several others are on our interactive Christmas Light Display Map

This is what thousands of Christmas lights looks like. Rob Baerg and Ken Sherwood launched their latest Christmas light display on their front lawns in the 20600 block of 44A Avenue on Sunday, Nov, 29, 2020 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Katrina Owens, the marketing manager for Highstreet Shopping Centre, is hoping for a big turnout at the first-ever drive-thru food drive on Saturday.

VIDEO: Drive-thru food drive debuting at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre on Saturday

First-ever event allows locals to donate to Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to aid during holidays

Katrina Owens, the marketing manager for Highstreet Shopping Centre, is hoping for a big turnout at the first-ever drive-thru food drive on Saturday.
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Participants walked and ran for the Langley Food Bank through a new fundraiser, Langley4Langley, which boasted a optional self-guided socially distanced 10-mile race at Derby Reach. (Tony Markin/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley4Langley community challenge earns $2,000 for Langley Food Bank

Participants were encouraged to raise money while running or walking as much as possible last month

Participants walked and ran for the Langley Food Bank through a new fundraiser, Langley4Langley, which boasted a optional self-guided socially distanced 10-mile race at Derby Reach. (Tony Markin/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Langley City Hall and Timms Community Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

No tax exemption for Langley City’s Food Bank

Council couldn’t agree as there’s no official policy on the annual tax breaks

Langley City Hall and Timms Community Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)