This past weekend was the 7th Annual Fraser Valley Automall Food Drive. We are so blessed to partner with this amazing group of local businesses every year and this year was no exception. The Fraser Valley Automall rallied, together with Save-On-Foods and our local firefighters, to raise food and cash donations for weeks leading up to the big weekend.
All their efforts resulted in a fantastic amount of food – $35,000 retail value – for donation to the Abbotsford Food Bank. We would like to thank the incredible people at Abbotsford Chrysler, Murray GM - Abbotsford, Sunrise Toyota Abbotsford, MSA Ford Sales, The Honda Way, Abbotsford Hyundai, Abbotsford Nissan, VIP Mazda, Save-On-Foods, Abbotsford Fire Fighters, and Abbotsford Police Department for all your hard work and contributions!
Seeing the caravan of vehicles loaded up with food coming down South Fraser Way was so festive and encouraging. So many smiling and generous people helped make it all possible. Mayor Bruce Banman got in on the fun too, showing his support by leading the caravan & helping to unload the food at our warehouse
This incredible donation of food will help us to meet the growing need we face throughout the year. Each year the Abbotsford Food Bank distributes $2.27 million worth of food to people in need in Abbotsford.
Our hearts are full of gratitude for everyone that came out to the 1st Annual, Ramada’s Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast! The event was a total success! An estimated 600 people attended, raising over $16,000 in financial donations and over 900 toys were collected at the event, plus a large amount of canned food. The success of this event would not have been possible without the investment from our community. We would like to thank first and foremost, Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre for their desire to create a wonderful event that reached far and wide to help Abbotsford’s children at Christmas. The conference centre was beautifully decorated, the food was amazing, and your volunteer staff was so friendly and helpful.
Thank you to Envision Financial for your investment in our community through the Full Cupboard program. Your enthusiastic support and promotion of the event was invaluable and your volunteers were so willing to lend a hand.
We are extremely thankful for having Star 98.3, and their wonderful morning show hosts, live on location at the event. Your presence created a fun buzz in the air. Together with Country 107.1 you were able to share our excitement with our community.
We are excited to announce 2 awesome upcoming Christmas events benefitting the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau.
The Abbotsford Christmas Bureau has been helping families for over 45 years. This Christmas we expect to help over 1120 of Abbotsford’s children. These events are great occasions to get into the holiday spirit and help the Christmas Bureau share hope & joy with families in need this holiday season.
Hope to see you there!
November 29th is the 1st Annual Ramada’s Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast, presented by the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre and Envision Financial, benefiting the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau.
The event will take place on November 29 from 6am – 9am and will be an open event; and it’s free to attend, all we ask is that you bring a new toy or monetary donation for the Christmas Bureau.
You can drop by anytime from 6am-9am with your toy or $ donation and enjoy a free buffet breakfast.
-Live Christmas music.
For those who don’t have time to come in, we will have a drive-thru in the parking lot for people to drop off their donations & enjoy a free coffee and donut, sponsored by Tim Hortons, before heading off to work.
Click here for more info and RSVP!
Dec 6th is the Abbotsford Heat Teddy Bear Toss. Come on out to the game and bring a new stuffed toy. When the Heat score their first goal of the night, everyone will toss their stuffed toy onto the ice. All toys collected will be donated to the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau and given to families in need in our community. New stuffed bears will also be available for purchase at the game so that everyone can get in on the toss.
To purchase tickets for the game, call us at 604.768.5265 – for every ticket purchased through us, the Abbotsford Food Bank will receive 50% of the proceeds. You can also buy online at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca, click on PROMO CODE and enter the promo code FOOD; a portion of the proceeds from all tickets purchased using this promo code will be donated to the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau.