Many families find it very difficult to feed their families throughout the year. It can be even more difficult during the holiday season when there are more bills to pay and greater expectations. We wanted to find a way to help. Starting today, we will be conducting a food drive at each of our 12 Maple Leaf Self Storage locations. Our goal is to collect as many non-perishable food items as possible to help support local food banks.
Food bank use across Canada continues to rise according to HungerCount 2014 (a report published by Food Banks Canada). In March of this year, 841,191 people in Canada used food banks. In British Columbia alone, 97,369 people used food banks, with children making up 30.8% of the total. Only Ontario and Quebec saw more usage, with 374,698 and 156,895 respectively. Unfortunately, food bank usage has increased by 25% across Canada since 2008. With the number on the rise, it’s important for us to come together to help the families in our communities. Please help us help others.
Source: Food Banks Canada annual HungerCount 2014 Report: http://buff.ly/1oZwfPi
The most needed items are:
- Peanut and Almond Butters
- Whole Wheat Pasta
- Pasta Sauces
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables
- 100% Fruit Juices
- Low-sugar Cereal
- Infant Formula
- Canned or Jarred Baby Food
- Homemade Items
- Expired Food
- Products Containing Alcohol
- Open Packages of Food
We will be collecting food until the end of the year at all of our Maple Leaf Self Storage locations. Please spread the word to your family and friends and drop by one of our locations between 9 am and 5 pm with your donation. All of our stores are open seven days a week.
We would also like to thank Brown’s Moving and Storage for generously volunteering to pick up all of the food collected from our 10 B.C. Self Storage locations. We couldn’t do it without you!
Please give generously. Together we can reduce hunger! More Food. Less Hunger.
Please donate at a location near you:
Vancouver Self Storage locations:
Maple Leaf Self Storage Vancouver – Commercial Dr.
33 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 0A2
Maple Leaf Self Storage Vancouver – Quebec St.
1818 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 4S6
Maple Leaf Self Storage Vancouver – Wall Street
3001 Wall Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1B5
B.C. Self Storage locations:
Maple Leaf Self Storage Burnaby
7705 Griffiths Drive
Burnaby, BC V3N 4P1
Maple Leaf Self Storage Coquitlam – Lougheed Hwy.
1601 Lougheed Highway
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3T7
Maple Leaf Self Storage Coquitlam – United Boulevard
77 Fawcett Road
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6V2
Maple Leaf Self Storage Port Coquitlam
1599 Coast Meridian Road (South)
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6R7
Maple Leaf Self Storage Langley
5758 Landmark Way
Surrey, BC V3S 7H1
Maple Leaf Self Storage Richmond
3240 No. 4 Road
Richmond, BC V6X 2L7
Maple Leaf Self Storage West Vancouver
250 Taylor Way
West Vancouver, BC V7T 2Z4
Calgary Self Storage locations:
Maple Leaf Self Storage Calgary – Sunridge
2883 Sunridge Way NE
Calgary, AB T1Y 7K7
Maple Leaf Self Storage Calgary – Glenmore
803 – 64th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2C3