The Association of South Asian Professionals of British Columbia (ASAP) lent a helping hand at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) in East Vancouver last Wednesday. A dozen professionals came together to help evaluate and sort through donations. The energy and hard work displayed by the team of volunteers from ASAP was greatly appreciated by GVFBS staff.
The GVFBS is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food and related assistance to those in need. The GVFBS collects and distributes food for nearly 27‚000 people weekly through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies located in Vancouver‚ Burnaby‚ New Westminster and North Vancouver. The GVFBS does not receive government funding and relies on the generousity of individuals and organizations willing to donate funds, food and time. For more information, please visit www.foodbank.bc.ca.
“ASAP is very passionate about giving back to the less fortunate members of society. Thirty-nine percent of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society recipients are children and fourty percent are families. Unfortunately, there is an increasing need for donations throughout our communities. Seeing the food warehouse only being half full, we hope others will step up, donate and volunteer their time to give back to such an essential service in the Lower Mainland.” states Mr. Jindy Bhalla, President of ASAP.
ASAP strives to recruit individuals who are looking to make a difference. For those who join the team of professionals in volunteering; here are a few ways ASAP makes a difference: