Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Toptable Group and the Aquilini Family have announced that they will be donating over 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) of perishable food to members of the community in need through the Salvation Army and Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
"Canucks Sports & Entertainment is continuously looking for ways to support our community during this unprecedented time," said Trent Carroll, COO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. "With strong support from the Aquilini family, and our partners at Toptable Group, we know this donation will help some of the most vulnerable groups in our community. We would also like to thank the Salvation Army, Greater Vancouver Food Bank and other local agencies who have been working hard and doing their part to feed those in need."
"As the situation surrounding COVID-19 has evolved, we at Toptable Group have had continuous dialogue with our team and the Aquilini family on how to help those most in need," said Michael Doyle, President of Toptable Group. "With our restaurants temporarily closed, we hope that with this donation we can play a small part of alleviating the stress of when someone's next meal will come. We are very appreciative of the hard work of those in our community that are committed to looking out for their neighbours."
Over 1,000 individually packaged bagged lunches will be delivered to the Salvation Army to hand out to those in need in East Vancouver. The donation comes during a time when the Salvation Army has been unable to serve a hot, buffet style meal to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Additional items will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank for distribution.
Perishable food that was on hand for upcoming events and dining experiences is being used for this program.
Please visit the Salvation Army at salvationarmy.ca/britishcolumbia and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank at foodbank.bc.ca for more information on their role and impact in the community.