For the month of November, Martello Property Services Inc. will be bringing the community together and fundraising for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) for the second year in a row.
Last year Martello had an incredibly successful campaign after collecting more than 2,500 pounds of food and $12,500 in cash donations. When the campaign finished, the company attended Breakfast Televisions annual Food Bank Friday and had the opportunity to present collected donations directly to the Food Bank on air (see segment on YouTube Channel).
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides assistance to more than 26,500 people weekly, 20 per cent of which are children and youth and 19 per cent are seniors. For every $1 raised, The Food Bank can purchase $3 worth of local, healthy and fresh food for their 26,500 weekly users.
This year the goal is to raise approximately $15,000 in donations. Food collection boxes will be placed in the lobbies of the Vancouver buildings managed by Martello. To make it even easier to donate, the company is hosting a GVFB Virtual Food Bank. Clients and vendors are encouraged to donate to the Virtual Food Bank fundraiser instead of Christmas gifts to the Martello office. The Virtual Food Bank allows you to make a donation of any amount or to actually select specific food items that you’d like your money to go towards.
“We recognize that the Food Bank has greater purchasing power due to their unique position in the food system, so by setting our goal to $15,000 this year we can help purchase over $45,000 of food for those in need. A donation on behalf of our clients and vendors is the greatest gift that we could receive” said Warren Smithies, senior vice president of Martello.