Community First Foundation joins the re-opening of Save-On-Foods, Capilano to sell backpacks of food for the Backpack Buddies program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, September 29, 2014 – On Saturday, October 4 from 10:00 am through until 5:00 pm, the Community First Foundation will be joining the re-opening of Save-On-Foods, Capilano to sell backpacks of food for the foundation’s Backpack Buddies program.

Volunteers including students from Collingwood, Brockton School, Kenneth School and Community First Foundation, will be on hand to sell bags of food for $10.00 each. The bags are collected and distributed each Fridays on a bi-weekly basis to children at risk in Queen Alexandra and Grandview Elementary Schools in the Downtown Eastside. In operation since 2012, the program provides over 300 children in need with breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus snacks, yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruit.

“We are incredibly thankful for all the ongoing support that Save-On-Foods has given the Community First Foundation and are thrilled to be participating in the grand re-opening,” says Joanne Griffiths, co-founder and co-director of the Community First Foundation. “We look forward to selling as many bags as possible and spreading the word about our foundation and all that we do.”

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About Backpack Buddies:
 Backpack Buddies delivers backpacks of food to the most vulnerable children of our inner city schools. Backpack Buddies focuses on kids helping kids, engaging youth in community and creating an avenue for children of all backgrounds to come together. For more information, visit www.

About Community First Foundation: 
Community First Foundation is dedicated to providing food security for the most vulnerable sectors of society in engaging community involvement in food security issues. Community First Foundation was founded by mother daughter duo Joanne and Emily-Anne Griffiths and grew organically out of the Backpack Buddies Program, the foundation’s first initiative.  
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