Sources Langley Food Bank was a target of multiple thefts earlier this month. Between December 10 and 13, thieves stole $1,000 worth of gift cards, took our one-tonne delivery van from its parking spot, used its gas card to buy $1,300 of diesel, then abandoned it wrecked beyond repair. To top that off, the transmission on our other van blew. We were living a nightmare.
We were scared. 600 people would come through our doors on distribution day (in two days’ time) and they would be seeking food, supplies and holiday cheer. The problem was we needed a truck. Without one, we couldn’t get food from our donors to your neighbours. We asked the community for help to meet the needs and demands of our clients during this winter season, our busiest time of year. And the community responded.
The goodwill came pouring in, as individuals, organizations and companies called us without pause, offering donations of cash, vehicles and more! In less than 24 hours, more than $20,000 came through our doors, from those who heard our plea and wanted to help. We were overwhelmed with gratitude. We were brought to tears.
Food banks exist to help community members in need. When our food bank was in need, the community helped us. Thank you for being our Santa this Christmas. We are able to recover from our losses because of you. We are able to help others because of you. We wished for a truck and you made our wish come true. Thank you.
We want to extend a special thank-you to these businesses for gifting us a one-tonne truck:
We want to recognize these groups for providing us with vehicles to keep us going:
We want to thank these companies for their generous financial help:
We want to acknowledge the generous monetary and in-kind donations from:
– BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
– Central Park Farms, Langley
– Gateway Gives
– Highland Foundry
– Ingram Mortgage Team
– Langley Fermenters
– Royal LePage Wolstencroft
– Safeguard Martial Arts
– Schreder Personal Real Estate Corporation
...and you! 🙂
Want to help? We accept online donations anytime. Food banks can triple the buying power of your monetary donation, turning $10 into $30, $50 into $150, and so on…
In the News
CBC News | Sources food bank in Langley robbed 3 times in 3 days
CTV Vancouver | Holiday spirit: Donations pour in after food bank robbed 3 times
Global News | Langley food bank looks for help after multiple thefts
Digital Journal | Sources Food Bank in Langley BC needs help after three robberies
Vancity Buzz | Langley food bank hit by three robberies during busiest time of year
Aldergrove Star | North Otter school raises $140 for Sources food bank
The Langley Times | Sources Langley Food Bank gets replacement van
Langley Advance | Langley rallies behind food bank
The Langley Times | EDITORIAL | How low can they go?
News 1130 | Local companies team up to replace stolen food bank van in Langley
Peace Arch News | EDITORIAL | No good deed goes unpunished
The Langley Times | EDITORIAL | Reaction just what we expected
The Langley Times | Second van to keep for Sources Food Bank
Langley Advance | Misfortune prompts public outpouring