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$15K donated to this Burnaby non-profit to help combat food insecurity

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is in the middle of a month-long initiative that provides essential meals to vulnerable residents.

A Burnaby community group will be able to feed more vulnerable residents thanks to a five-figure donation for its "Month of Food" campaign.

DoorDash recently contributed $15,000 to Burnaby Neighbourhood House (BNH) to help improve access to food and essential assistance for low-income residents and families.

This includes $8,500 in community credits in the form of gift cards, according to a release sent to the NOW, said to "serve as the backbone" for the month-long program.

"Through our tireless efforts, we are working to alleviate hunger in Burnaby by ensuring individuals and families have access to fresh, healthy, and local food," said BNH CEO Antonia Beck.

"Month of Food" is embarking on a series of outreach initiatives to address recent "critical" food shortages.

BNH's statement said this left the non-profit without essential food resources at the end of its latest campaign.

"It is essential that we all come together as a community to promote better food access across Burnaby," said Burnaby Coun. Alison Gu, who was the acting mayor during the official donation announcement on Feb. 7.

"I want to thank Burnaby Neighbourhood House and DoorDash for all their efforts to feed and support many of our most vulnerable neighbours."

"DoorDash is committed to helping expand food access across the communities we serve," added Shilpa Arora, general manager for DoorDash Canada in the same statement. 

"WE know too many families continue to face food insecurity in B.C., and we are proud to partner with Burnaby Neighbourhood House to support this important 'Month of Food' and reach more people in need."

For more information on "Month of Food" or other BNH programs, you can visit the organization's website.