Over 50 business leaders gathered at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society on May 13 to go over the financial health of your Better Business Bureau and to contribute to the social well-being of the Greater Vancouver Community.
As part of an event dubbed, “Not Your Typical Annual General Meeting,” the BBB challenged member companies to donate food and monetary donations to the Food Bank in lieu of ticket prices for the AGM.
“We were delighted to see that our companies share in promoting community well-being,” said Lynda Pasacreta, BBB President and CEO. “Economic times are tough for business, but that doesn’t mean we stop caring about those that are less fortunate than us.”
Companies attending the one-day Annual General Meeting donated nearly $2,800 and 25 bags of non-perishable items. This contribution equates to $8,400 to the Food Bank in value.
“We had never held an AGM at our warehouse before, but we thought that this idea could spark greater public awareness to those in need,” said Doug Aason, Director of Community Investment for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. “We are excited about the BBB being the organization to use our space to give businesses an idea of the work we do in their backyard.”
National Hunger Awareness Day is on June 2, 2009. To learn more please contact the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society at www.foodbank.bc.ca