Feed the Need Project is a not for profit society that thrives to bring attention to the overwhelming rise of homelessness, hunger and poverty that has surfaced and grown in our neighborhoods and communities.
The idea of Feed the Need Project originated in 2004, when a small group of friends decided they wanted to make a difference in what they saw to be a poverty epidemic in Vancouver. Two days before Christmas that year, they got together and made sandwiches and snacks and headed out to the streets of Vancouver to hand them out. Little did they know that their small idea, led to what is now one of the most recognized word of mouth causes in Vancouver.
Our goal is to become bigger and better every year; knowing that what we are doing is not only great, but Necessary. It has been a great journey and we are looking forward to many years ahead!
In keeping with the spirit of the drive and the success of the campaign in 2004, the project was again put into action in 2005.
When Christmas rolled around in 2005, something amazing happened that helped propel that years campaign to a whole new level. With the support of over 100 people in total, an idea that started out with just a few friends, turned into what became an awesome show of dedication and togetherness. People from all over Vancouver, from different companies and organizations to just plain ordinary citizens, joined forces with us to prepare and provide over 500 food packages, 100 clothing and aid packages and helped put hundreds of smiles on the faces of the people who needed it the most.
With amazing support and food donations from companies such as: Save on Foods, London Drugs, Extra Foods, and Freybe's Meat Outlets, we were able to help hundreds of people have a chance at a healthy meal.
Last year we met and beat our goal for the number of aid packages we put together and we'd like to try our best to match or beat it this year. in year one we did 100, year two we did 500, year three we did 1,200, last year we did 2,000 and this year we'd love to match or try our hand at 2,500 aid packages!
Here are the details as I have them so far for the 5th Annual Feed the Need Project Campaign 2008.
Date: *Sunday, December 21st 2008.
Meeting Place for distribution of food and clothing packages:
*Stanley Park* 'Second Beach' parking lot Time: *7:00 pm.
WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE:
Feed the Need Project only survives on the generosity of our donors and supporters. We do not receive any money from the government and are truly a grass roots organization. I am hoping that people can make a donation to our cause knowing that 100% of your money goes directly to the people who need it the most.
WAYS YOU CAN DONATE:
* A Vancity Credit Union account has been setup under: ACCOUNT# 385898 BRANCH# 12.
You can go to any Vancity branch and provide them with this number and make a deposit.
* You can contact me in person: Reza. (778) 229-4450. I will personally come and pick up any donation that you would like to make.
**WE NEED TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY BEFORE THE EVENT DATE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS YEARS EVENT AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE LAST...STARTING NOW**
***OTHER THAN MONETARY DONATIONS, WE ALSO NEED SOCKS AND ANY ADULT CLOTHES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE *** THE MORE SOCKS AND CLOTHES WE GET, THE MORE PEOPLE STAY WARM CLOSE TO THE HOLIDAYS!!!
Feed the Need Project Contact
Feed the Need Project Leader.