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Vaughan Food Bank Grand Reopening

In an effort to better serve the community, the Vaughan Food Bank has relocated to a larger facility on Highway 7 and Martingrove Road, in the DaVinci Banquet Hall plaza. This new space has a larger waiting room and registration office, as well as a...

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Vaughan Slo Pitch League Playoff Food Drive

The wonderful men and ladies of the Vaughan Slo Pitch League did much more then play Softball during their playoff weekend on Sept. 14-15 and 21-22 respectively, at Tudor park in Vaughan.  They generously made time to shop for and donate food it...

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Yummy Market Spring Event a Huge Success!

(Pictured Above: Yummy Market Manager Diane Stolarchuk poses with members of the YRP) On Saturday April 26th, Yummy Market Maple (1390 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.) in partnership with Vaughan Fire and Rescue as well as York Regional Police hosted an extr...

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Vaughan Food Bank Honours Sal Ippolito

(From Left to Right; Chief Larry Bentley, Sal Ippolito, Peter Wixson) The Vaughan Food Bank recently held a luncheon celebrating Sal Ippolito and his efforts within our community. Those in attendance included Food Bank Executive Director Peter Wixso...

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Curves Woodbridge Kicks Off Spring Food Drive

(Elizabeth Ruberto, General Manager of Curves Woodbridge poses with collected donations) The Vaughan Food Bank would like to extend its most sincere thanks to Curves Woodbridge (9000 Weston Road) and it’s members for their efforts in kicking o...

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URGENT – VAUGHAN FOOD BANK NEARS CRITICALLY LOW SUPPILES

Despite our best efforts, donations for The 2013 Christmas Food Drive were down 58% from previous years. The Christmas Food Drive has historically been our largest event of the year, and now our food supplies are nearing critically low levels as we a...

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Bausch & Lomb Really Shines on "DAY of Caring 2013"

Bausch and Lomb Canada Vaughan Office employees' On the " Day of Caring" employees from Vaughan office supported the Vaughan Food Bank by cleaning and painting two rooms in preparation for the opening of a Community Legal Office, as an extension of...

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Walmart Thorhill's Supercentre raises $3,275 for the Vaughan Food Bank

Walmart Thorhill’s Supercentre raises $3,275 for the Vaughan Food Bank A subsidiary of Mississauga-based Wal-Mart Canada has an initiative that it says could bring hundreds of thousands of badly-needed dollars into the coffers of food ban...

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WOODBRIDGE MOM 2 MOM SALE - 2012

WOODBRIDGE MOM 2 MOM SALE - 2012 We had a fantastic time as well and really appreciate the opportunity to participate in this year’s WOODBRIDGE MOM 2 MOM SALE.  Sandra Moniz Prencipe, Thank you for your vision and work. It truly is peopl...

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Reptilia 2012

Reptilia kicked off its Annual Mayor’s Day & Food Drive on Saturday Feb. 18th with Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua of the City of Vaughan, Right Honourable Peter Kent M.P. Thornhill, Lee Parker, Peter Wixson Executive Director Vaughan Food Bank a...

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Saint Joan of Arc's Partnership with Vaughan Food Bank Business Luncheon

On January 12th, 2012 the grade 12 Business Leadership class hosted the “1st Business Leadership Luncheon” at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School.  The luncheon event was planned and executed by three teams of students from the busi...

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Wal-Mart Food Drive at the Vaughan Supercentre

Walmart Vaughan Supercentre (Edgeley Blvd) raises $17,330 for the Vaughan Food Bank Walmart Canada Bank donate $5 to local food banks every time a customer enrols in the Walmart Rewards MasterCard program beginning Dec. 9. A subsidiary of Missi...

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Kleinburg and Area Ratepayers' Association (KARA) "Door to Door Food Drive"

This year’s “Door to Door Food Drive” by the residents of Kleinburg under the direction of Betty Silver surpasses the 2010 annual drive. Residents met at the Kleinburg house November 26th, at 10 am. After introductions and a welcom...

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The Knights Lend a Helping Hand at the Vaughan Food Bank

The Knights of Columbus St. Peter's Council were on hand last evening at the Vaughan Food Bank to prepare the Christmas Hampers for the needy of our community. Peter Wixson, the Director of the Vaughan Food Bank, exclaimed that he was pleasantly surp...

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Soulway Drive Street Party

The Soulway Drive community hosted a street party and barbeque food drive. Lillie Tavaras and neighbours along with regional counsillor Mario Ferri enjoyed a sunny afternoon filled with community fun, barbeque, and a watermelon eating contest. Vaugha...

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Vaughan prepares for the arrival of the CP Holiday Train - Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009

   Once again, in partnership with the City of Vaughan and the City of Vaughan's My Vaughan Shines WinterLights Celebrations, The CP Holiday Train will be stopping in Vaughan on December 1st. Building on the success of last year's dr...

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Vaughan Food Bank Volunteers Honoured

Volunteers from the Vaughan Food Bank where honoured at a special luncheon recently. The awards were commissioned by Regional Councilor Mario Ferri to various local artists to paint scenes of the City of Vaughan. The framed Limited Edition Prints are...

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Bausch & Lomb Really Cares

  On Tuesday May 20, Bausch & Lomb invited Vaughan Food Bank Director, Peter Wixson to their Corporate Offices in Vaughan to participate in the " Day of CaringFund Raising Draw ". Peter selected the winning tickets and helped present the winni...

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Bausch & Lomb International Day of Caring

MaryAnn Kearney and her corporate team of employees from Bausch & Lomb of Vaughan, Ontario in conjunction with " The International Day of Caring ", provided tremendous support to the Vaughan Food bank with their special food drive.In early May,...

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Ontario Soccer Association Scores Big for Vaughan Food Bank

The 2008 annual Coaches-Managers seminar held at the Ontario Soccer Association on November 8th raised over 18 barrels of food and cash donations for the Vaughan Food Bank. The Ontario Soccer Association has had numerous food dr...

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rode the rails into the City

VAUGHAN, ON – The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rode the rails into the City Tuesday to collect food items and money for the Vaughan Food Bank. “The Holiday Train provides our residents with the opportunity to unite in the battle against...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Public and Catholic Schools in Vaughan, the churches, synagogues, stores, shopping centres, small businesses, etc. came together to make this Thanksgiving Drive the greatest success ever! The Food Drive kicked off at Fortinos in Woodbridge with t...

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Savor Vaughan Food Drive, Huge Success!

Charlie (Peter Wixson) and his Angels (volunteers) have done it again! The Fortino's Plaza was filled with the sound of fire truck sirens, delicious coffee, pizza, cold drinks, Sparky the Fire Department mascot and radio station Z 103.5. The food dri...

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Fire Fighters Association Score Huge!

On Friday November 7, 2008 The Fire Fighters Association Young Guns defeated the Old Guys in a hockey tournament.The big winner was the Vaughan Food Bank! A cheque of presented to Peter Wixson, Director of the Vaughan Food Bank in the amount of $600....

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Community Champions Award of Distinction Ceremony

On October 15, 2008 the Vaughan Food Bank was honoured with the Community Champions Award of Distinction presented by Mario Ferri....

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Young Generous Samaritans at Blue Willow Public School Help the VFB

(Above: Pictures of the Grades 3 & 4 students who assisted in the fundraiser)Ms. Testa and a group of students in grades 3 & 4 from Blue Willow Public School raised $850.00 to buy much needed supplies for the Vaughan Food Bank, which will help t...

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St. Gregory the Great CES Summer Carnival

(Above: Pictures of some of the various attractions that were at the carnival.)On Tuesday June 10, 2008 St. Gregory the Great CES hosted its annual summer carnival. The carnival was a night of fun and entertainment for St. Gregory's students and th...

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Vaughan Food Bank Receives a Refurbished Van

(Above, from left to right: The refurbished van; and, Vaughan Food Bank Director Peter Wixson and members of the Vaughan Firefighters Mechanical Group stand in front of the van.)On Thursday June 10, 2008 the Vaughan Firefighters Mechanical Group do...

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Girls on the Run 5km Walk

(Above, from left to right: Two Vaughan Food Bank volunteers hold up a VFB sign; and, participants gather for the start of the walk.)  On May 31st 2008 Girls on the Run hosted a 5km walk in support of Kids Help Phone. The run was held at...

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Memorial tribute to a fallen hero

(Above: Robert Thomas at the Fortino's located near Highway 7 and Weston Road at an event organized by the Vaughan fiirefighters to raise both food and money for the Vaughan Food Bank). The Vaughan Food Bank would like to express their condolences...

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St. James Lenten CES Food Drive 2008 a Great Success!

 (Above: Gabriella Mastrodicasa, Principal, St. James CES next to the aprox. 1500 lbs. of food that was raised) The Vaughan Food Bank would like to thank St. James Catholic Elementary School in Maple for their continued support with their ye...

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Galleria Supermarket - "Share The Love"

Vaughan Food Bank was one of the many recipients of Galleria Supermarket Charity Fundraising.  Susan Kadis, MP Thornhill, and Peter Shurman, MPP Thorhill, presented Peter Wixson, Director of VFB, with a donation of $1500 on behalf of Mr. Je...

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A visit from the children of the Chinmaya Mission Temple

It was a pleasure for Peter Wixson, Director of the VFB, to have the children from the Chinmaya Mission temple visit the Food Bank facility on Sunday February 17th.  Upon arrival, these children were given a brief presentation about th...

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A youngster with a big heart

Maya would like to thank all her friends who donated various food items to the Vaughan food bank in honour of her 8th birthday.   Prior to celebrating her birthday with her friends, Maya decided to use this event as an opportunity...

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Curves Food Drives Bring in Over 1 ton of Food

Curves Woodbridge (Weston Road), Curves Woodbridge West, Curves Maple and Curves Thornhill have all just conducted Annual Curves Food and Membership Drives in support of the Vaughan Food Bank. Competition amongst the four Curves Centers was fierce...

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Charity Hockey Game nets $1000.00 for Vaughan Food Bank

 The Vaughan Professional Fire Fighters Association (VPFFA) and the Toronto Police Hockey Association have recently donated $1000.00 to the VFB. This donation was made possible through a charity hockey game, held at the Sports Hockey Complex on...

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Disney Store Food Drive brings in over 1500 lbs for the VFB

The employees of the Disney Store, Vaughan Mills have recently collected roughly 1567 lbs of food in their internal food drive. The food was raised in support of the Vaughan Food Bank (VFB) These kinds of food drives mean so much to the VFB and its...

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St. James CES Easter Food Drive Raises Nearly One Ton of Food

  The Vaughan Food Bank would like to thank St. James Catholic Elementary School in Maple for their continued support with their yearly Lenten Food Drive. They have just ended their 5th annual Lenten Food Drive with a total of 14 barrels colle...

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How to Conduct a Food Drive

Contact Vaughan Food Bank @ 905-851-2333 for complete support. The food bank has a limited number of barrels for collection of food items. Barrels can be delivered to collection site and be picked up at specified time & date or when drive is fini...

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SavourVaughan Gives Back To Local Food Bank

The Vaughan Food Bank is in need of more space, and would ultimately like to expand its headquarters. The organizers of SavourVaughan would like to contribute to this expansion with net proceeds being forwarded to this wonderful organization. Org...

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Vaughan Welcomes CPR Christmas Train

In Partnership with the City of Vaughan and the City of Vaughan’s My Vaughan Shines WinterLights Celebrations, The CPR Holiday Train stopped in Vaughan, Past December 4, 2006, at 10:00 p.m. This initiative raised a great amount of food item...

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