LET'S TEAM UP TO "EXTEND A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT."
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
- On Photo day (Dec 1), each team brings in donations of food or cash
- You need to tell us how many "items" you've brought (1 item = about $2.50 spent. Example, you bought a $5 food item, this equals 2 items).
- We'll track how many "items" each team donates
- The top team from each division with the most "items' donated will win a pizza party at Boston Pizza Esplanade
Here are the most needed items:
- Canned vegetables + fruit (sm)
- Granola bars
- Coffee (1 lb.max)
- Flour, sugar, sale (1 lb max)
- Oils, vinegar (500 mL max)
- Ketchup + mustard
- Toothbrushes (single pack)
- Soap, shampoo, conditioner
- Diapers (size 6)
- Grocery gift cards
- Canned soups
- Socks + underwear (m/f)
We'll also accept clean, good condition clothing items for donation to the thrift shop where 100% of the sales proceeds go back to Harvest Project initiatives.
About Harvest Project:
Harvest Project serves Metro-Vancouver’s North Shore, ‘extending a hand up’ to those in need. Our mission is: "To help people who are experiencing challenging life circumstances by providing physical, emotional and spiritual support that empowers them to take positive steps in their lives." Harvest Project helps individuals and families overcome difficult life circumstances so that each one can participate more fully within the North Shore community. We provide a holistic support network that addresses the need of vulnerable children and adults. Our vision is to enlarge our work as a compassionate presence for North Shore residents, by North Shore residents. We’re working to help the North Shore become the most inclusive, healthy and diverse community in Canada.
Helping to restore our neighbours to health and stability benefits our whole community.
What we provided in 2019:
- 4,400+ Core Program Appointments with one-to-one coaching, grocery depot and drop-in sessions
- 2,700+ Emergency Needs Visits
- $500,000+ Groceries distributed out to families and individuals
- Food Recovery Program for fresh food collection & redistribution with community partners
- 550+ clothing-outfits provided for clients plus an operating, social-enterprise thrift shop
- 150+ active volunteers. 22,000 hours of service annually by North Shore residents
- 300-400+ households served each month
- At-risk single parent families make up large portion of client-base
- Collaboration with other agencies
- North Shore’s social and economic health improved
- Restored individual and family health, participation in community