SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has made its largest donation ever to area food banks – $20,000 – to assist them in their fight against hunger. Sukh Sidhu is Board president. “As REALTORS®, we understand the challenges many families face to pay rent, utilities as well as put food on the table.
“We were fortunate this year to be able to help thousands of families achieve their dream of home ownership. Not every year is prosperous however, whenever possible, we feel it’s important to do what we can to improve the quality of life in our communities. With this gift to Fraser Valley food banks we’re hoping to assist some of those who can’t afford a home by stocking their pantries.”
The $20,000 donation was divided proportionately based on the number of REALTORS® represented in each community with $9,000 going to the Surrey Food Bank; $3,600 going to both the Langley Food Bank and Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $3,200 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and $600 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.
Marilyn Herrmann, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank, received FVREB’s cheque on behalf of the communities of North Delta and Surrey. “REALTORS® are amongst our most generous supporters, not just in dollars but in volunteer time."
“Sukh asked how many bags of rice nine thousand dollars could provide and I was very happy to tell him: 225 forty-pound bags. Or it will provide formula to 230 babies for almost two months. This is a very special gift and on behalf of all Fraser Valley food banks, we are very grateful.”