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Rebecca Ann, 34 Year Old Mom

"I moved to Surrey a few years ago when my husband left and I needed to find affordable housing. I had heard about the food bank through many community resources, but never fully understood what the food bank could do for me and my 10 month old son. One of the hardest things I have ever had to do, was stand in line to receive food assistance...

Brian, 65 Year Old Single Male

"When my wife passed away 2 years ago, I was left with only one income; my old age pension. Together we built a strong life together but never saved enough money for our retirement.When Beth died, I had just under $10,000 in the bank to survive on. I continued to pay the mortgage, the bills, my car and food. When the money ran out 6 months ago, I was left wondering how I was going to get by on my OAP and how I ended up here; 65, broke and alone.

Tom, 1 Year Old Cancer Patient

"Six months ago, our lives were turned upside down with one word; cancer. When our family doctor said we should go to B.C Children's Hospital, we hit the road immediately. The initial visit was followed with tests, needles and days on end of wondering what was going on.On January 9th, 2010 the doctor confirmed that Tom had A.L.L and had to be treated with chemotherapy and other treatments. Once this happened, my husband and my life changed completely.

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  • Hug thank you to the ladies from the Vancity Centralized Lending Dept. for their stellar donation! Vancity are great supporters of our Evening and Seniors Depots as well- giving of their volunteer time! :) 10 min 37 sec ago
  • A great BIG THANK YOU to Kary Movers for their amazing support every year for our Christmas food drive pick-ups! It is greatly appreciated! You guys are awesome!Surrey Movers Donate Trucks, Fuel & Manpower For Food Drive All Weekwww.linkedin.comFor the third year, South Surrey based Kary Movers is donating the use of trucks and fuel to collect a large amount of donations to the Surrey Food Bank all week. The staff look forward to this all year as they donate their time and instead of moving furniture and boxes, they are collecting food fro… 17 hours 53 min ago
  • Thank you to Kelly from the Gold Wing Riders Association for bringing in their wonderful donation of $888 from their Christmas party! Much appreciated! 1 day 22 min ago
  • Thank you to Pacific Academy grade 6, 7 & 8's !! Each class donated non-perishable items for the food bank and did a little Canstruction in the process. What creative kids! Thank you! 2 days 17 hours ago
  • Thank you to our Corporate Heroes for your ongoing support especially this week!!! Here are fantastic people that have been helping us through the Holiday season: BC Housing Network, RE/MAX 2000 REALTY, Maxxam, macnaughton & ward insurance, PepsiCo, W & O Supplies, Guildford Rec Centre, Nav Canada and Overwaitea Food Group Head Office. You guys ROCK!!! 5 days 18 hours ago