Food Bank

Langley Food Bank is launching an evening distribution to accommodate a growing number of working poor clients. (Langley Advance Times file)

Food Bank to open nights for working poor

More people with jobs require their services now

 

Last year’s winners, Tony and Lilianne Fuller, (second and third from left) met with Rotarians Brian Lott (left), chair Jennifer Roy, and Jeff Morfitt to receive their $125,000 prize. This year, the goal is to give away $200,000. (Rotary Clubs of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

$65,000 raised so far for Langley Rotarys’ 50/50 draw

The goal for the four service clubs is to hit the $400,000 mark before August deadline

 

Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

‘Huge increase’ in demand at regional food bank that serves various communities, including Langley

Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank starting donation drive in July

 

Several Langley organizations took some of the 45,000 pounds of P.E.I. potatoes delivered to the community early this week. Distribution of the spuds was organized by the Langley Meals on Wheels. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Sharing a ‘huge’ shipment of spuds

Meals on Wheels coordinates delivery and distribution of 45,000 pounds of potatoes this week

Several Langley organizations took some of the 45,000 pounds of P.E.I. potatoes delivered to the community early this week. Distribution of the spuds was organized by the Langley Meals on Wheels. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Food Bank senior volunteers Charlotte and George Funk, as well as Sue Chaffee, find the work they do very rewarding. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

SENIORS WEEK: Hunger among elders rising

Seniors make up fastest growing user group for local food banks as cost of living skyrockets

  • Jun 8, 2022
Langley Food Bank senior volunteers Charlotte and George Funk, as well as Sue Chaffee, find the work they do very rewarding. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Don Armstrong, food bank coordinator for Salvation Army of Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

9 Lower Mainland mayors raising funds to feed the hungry in Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge

“Food insecurity can be an ongoing, often difficult problem to see,” says Chilliwack mayor

Don Armstrong, food bank coordinator for Salvation Army of Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Local nursery inviting gardening enthusiasts to their tool sharpening event. Donations will benefit Langley Food Bank. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley nursery to raise funds by sharpening tools for green thumbs

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Langley Food Bank

Local nursery inviting gardening enthusiasts to their tool sharpening event. Donations will benefit Langley Food Bank. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Toys R Us staff presented Aldergrove Food Bank volunteers with donations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Need and donations to Aldergrove Food Bank rise

One in four food banks in Canada has seen a 50-per-cent rise in demand

Langley Toys R Us staff presented Aldergrove Food Bank volunteers with donations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
People can donate online or stop by the Langley Events Centre from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 for the Basics for Baby Donation Day. (JRFM graphic)

Hey baby, stop by baby supplies donation event in Langley

JRFM Basics for Baby Donation Day is Dec. 15

People can donate online or stop by the Langley Events Centre from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 for the Basics for Baby Donation Day. (JRFM graphic)
A live radio broadcast from the Langley Food Bank raised more than $400 in cash and filled seven bins with donated food on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A live radio broadcast from the Langley Food Bank raised more than $400 in cash and filled seven bins with donated food on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karyn Smith, PAC past president (left) and Laila Meyer, PAC treasurer with a room full of food items collected by students at Coghlan Elementary School. Aldergrove Food bank took delivery on Oct. 5. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Coghlan Elementary comes through for Aldergrove Food Bank

Week-long drive generates 1,696 donated items

Karyn Smith, PAC past president (left) and Laila Meyer, PAC treasurer with a room full of food items collected by students at Coghlan Elementary School. Aldergrove Food bank took delivery on Oct. 5. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers dropped off brown paper bags in neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland for the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Special to Black Press Media)

Langley, watch for volunteers picking up food bank donation bags on Saturday

Thanksgiving Food Drive wraps Sept. 25 with pick up or people can take donations to Mormon church

  • Sep 24, 2021
Volunteers dropped off brown paper bags in neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland for the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Special to Black Press Media)
Volunteer Andrew Penny was sorting supplies at the Sources Langley Food Bank on Dec. 21, 2020. (file)
Volunteer Andrew Penny was sorting supplies at the Sources Langley Food Bank on Dec. 21, 2020. (file)
Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Donation drive aims to raise 600,000 pounds of food this year

B.C. Food Drive supports Lower Mainland food banks

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
Last weekend was the end of Pick Up Picnics and the Downtown Langley Business Association celebrated a “successful” seven weeks with a Pick Up Picnic lunch and a concert in Douglas Park, said executive director Teri James. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City picnic program benefits food bank

$5,200 gifted to Sources Langley after a seven-week campaign involving Envision and local eateries

  • Aug 20, 2021
Last weekend was the end of Pick Up Picnics and the Downtown Langley Business Association celebrated a “successful” seven weeks with a Pick Up Picnic lunch and a concert in Douglas Park, said executive director Teri James. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sonya from Aldergrove Financial and Patsy of the Aldergrove Community Garden committee proudly show off their lettuce harvested for the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove community gardeners grow veggies for food bank

Fresh greens have been donated courtesy of Aldergrove Financial and garden committee members

Sonya from Aldergrove Financial and Patsy of the Aldergrove Community Garden committee proudly show off their lettuce harvested for the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)
Pastor Jon Grochowski of SouthRidge Fellowship Church, and Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Langley Food Bank, with one of the new carts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Carts help move groceries for clients of Langley Food Bank

Locals without cars will benefit from the carts, thanks to a local church’s fundraising

Pastor Jon Grochowski of SouthRidge Fellowship Church, and Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Langley Food Bank, with one of the new carts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Ben Lanteigne tore through the slalom course at the SouthRidge Speedway go kart fundraiser in Aldergrove on Saturday, July 17. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: “Mario Kart” fundraiser for Langley Food Bank fully booked, but walk-ins welcome

Next one takes place on Saturday, July 24 at SouthRidge Fellowship church

Ben Lanteigne tore through the slalom course at the SouthRidge Speedway go kart fundraiser in Aldergrove on Saturday, July 17. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Township mayor Jack Froese and City mayor Val van den Broek (file)
Township mayor Jack Froese and City mayor Val van den Broek (file)