Martello drives Vancouver food bank fundraiser

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

For the month of November Vancouver based Martello Property Services Inc. will bring the community together to fill an entire Martello service van with non-perishable food items for The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB).

For the first time in the GVFB’s history they held an emergency food drive this year. On top of their empty shelves they’ve also seen a rise in children using their services and Martello wants to help combat this issue.

“There can be detrimental, long lasting effects on a child when they are lacking nutrition. We want to bring awareness and help prepare The Greater Vancouver Food Bank for their busiest season. We’ve partnered with local businesses and several of our clients to help us meet our lofty goal,” said Warren Smithies, vice president of Martello.

Martello is encouraging clients and vendors to re-direct their usual office Christmas gifts and instead bring non-perishable items to donate to The GVFB. The company will also have donation boxes set up in the lobby of Martello’s head office at 808 West Hastings Street along with having them set up in the lobby of each building in Vancouver that they manage. The GVFB most need items include nut butters, canned fish, soup, chillies and canned fruit. Join Martello in helping to make sure surrounding communities have a warm, hearty and balanced holiday meal – regardless of their circumstances.

Today the GVFB provides assistance to over 26,500 people weekly, 20 per cent are children, 19 per cent are seniors. https://www.foodbank.bc.ca/

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