110 PIRS families receive weekly food support from our two Food Hub locations, in Vancouver and Burnaby. Apart from nutritious fruit and veggies, participants also receive a sense of security and belonging. They know they can count on us for support to navigate this long crisis. This increased outreach support is essential for many newcomer mothers, especially for families with limited English proficiency, for whom phone calls, complicated forms, and online procedures are barriers to accessing much-needed resources.
On behalf of our participants, staff, and volunteers, we want to say a huge THANK YOU for the in-kind donations of fresh produce, hot meals, non-perishable items, laptops, clothes, diapers and more, received from a number of organizations in the Lower Mainland. Your support empowers us to best serve immigrant and refugee mothers with young children, and make sure no one goes hungry or cold during these hard winter months.
Partnerships make our world go round. We are extremely grateful to each and every one:
- United Way of the Lower Mainland
- Greater Vancouver Food Bank
- Backpack Buddies
- Fresh Direct
- Fresh Root
- Lunch Lady
- Second Harvest
- Arti Bhakta
- Food Rescue
- BC Technology For Learning Society
- and of course, a big shout out to Fiona Wu, the author of “Black Bean Brownies”!