'Tis the season for giving and for the second year in a row, Team Trulioo participated in the annual Startups Care Campaign, a holiday initiative where startup companies get together to raise food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
This year, Trulioo joined forces with nTrust to build a 7-foot "Giving Tree" made of canned foods, which will all be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB). The GVFB works with nearly 100 organizations that include at-risk youth, women’s centers and other social service agencies, and currently supports 26,500 people a week with 4.4 million pounds of food annually, 39,600 eggs a month, and 94,746 volunteer hours a year.
The generosity and efforts put forth from our teams resulted in over 850 non-perishable food items donated to the Vancouver Food Bank - an outstanding turnout!
[caption id="attachment_2270" align="alignleft" width="400"] Last year, Startups Care raised $5,948.95 and approximately 3,500 pounds of food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.[/caption]
With 70 other startups, companies and organizations involved in this year's initiative, we hope our efforts will help exceed this year's Startups Care's goal to double the amount donated from last year.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFB provides assistance to over 28,000 people weekly through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. The GVFB is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help end hunger. For more information, please visit www.foodbank.bc.ca
A few social media highlights during the tree building ceremony:
For more photos from the Startups Care "Giving Tree" production event, visit Trulioo Facebook Page!