For the last 8 years Saige Community Food Bank has provided a no barrier food bank in East Vancouver twice a month and also a Community Kitchen for folks as well. We have fed thousands of people with thousands of pounds of food! We have made a real difference in helping members of our community have enough to eat, no matter what challenges they're facing. We specialize in food recovery that is 90% fresh produce and baked goods donated from local organizations.
We are also a trans, two-spirit and gender diverse safe space open to everyone in need.
But we need your help!
In order to respond to changes in food systems and recommendations for social isolation in response to COVID-19, we need help to keep our programs running! We're exploring different ways we can adapt our services in order to keep supplying our community with healthy, nutritious food.
Donations could provide gas cards for deliveries, containers for pre-made meals, food items and supplies, honourariums for volunteers, safety precautionary items such as gloves, masks and sanitizer.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
We're exploring several ways of adapting our services, including offering honoraria for temporary staff, providing pre-made grocery bags, pre-made meals, delivery services and other creative solutions! Part of how we decide to respond depends on how much financial power we have to get creative with.
You can join us
Our goal is to fundraise $5000 in a short amount of time in order to adapt our services for the months to come!
For helping us provide our community with food security during a very insecure time. EVERYONE deserves to have fresh and healthy food options.
COMMUNITY HELPING COMMUNITY!