The Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge will run through May and has a goal of raising $500,000.
Rogers Communications is donating $25,000 to help feed the hungry as part of the Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge, a fundraising initiative to benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
“When the Food Bank Challenge launched, I put out the call asking people and businesses to join in. I didn’t have to wait long to see just how generous our community is,” said Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart. “But when Rogers contacted me and said they would donate $25,000, I was blown away.”
The Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge is running through May with a goal of raising $500,000.
Stewart is one of five Metro Vancouver mayors taking part in the challenge, along with District of North Vancouver mayor Mike Little, City of North Vancouver mayor Linda Buchanan, Burnaby mayor Mike Hurley and New Westminster mayor Jonathan Cote.
As of Monday morning, the five mayors had garnered just over $153,000 in donations, with Buchanan topping the mayors’ leaderboard with $44,843 raised.
Along with corporate donations, individual donations can be made online at mayorschallenge.foodbank.bc.ca.