Kennedy Stewart joins friendly competition with fellow Mayors to raise funds for Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Starting May 1, Mayor Kennedy Stewart will be joining the Mayors of the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster, North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver in the Mayor’s Food Bank Challenge – a fundraiser in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
“Over 60 percent of those that use the Greater Vancouver Food Bank live in Vancouver. That’s why I’m excited to start this month-long challenge and see Vancouver residents and businesses step up to support our community like I know we can,” said Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides a critical service to our city, giving a helping hand to those that are struggling, something more important than ever as we continue to deal with the impacts of COVID-19.”
The challenge will run from May 1 to May 31, 2021. The Mayors will be encouraging their communities to give monetary donations to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Vancouver residents and businesses will be able to donate online here once the website goes live on Saturday, May 1: https://mayorschallenge.foodbank.bc.ca/fundraiser/cityofvancouver
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank serves 8500 residents across the five regions every month, including seniors, families, and children. The GVFB also supports several community agencies in Vancouver that support women, children, and those experiencing homelessness.
“We know COVID-19 has changed our lives- leaving families in tough situations. This is an opportunity for residents to step up and show leadership by supporting an organization that has helped so many of our neighbours,” said Stewart. “I know our city is up to the challenge.”