This season is always a challenging one for local food banks but they’re currently bracing for an unprecedented demand.
That’s why JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits in Burnaby is giving back now to food banks across B.C. through its second annual JAK’s Gives Back campaign.
On Saturday, May 30, 10% of sales from all 13 JAK’s locations – including Burnaby - will be donated to local food banks. There is no catch — stock up on your favourite wine or summer beverages either in-store, or online, and make a difference doing it.
“As a family business we’re deeply connected to the communities we serve, and now more than ever we feel called to give back to those in need — and give gratitude to the selfless food bank staff and volunteers who are keeping shelves stocked at food banks across BC,” said Tim Dumas, COO at JAK’s.
The Burnaby-based Great Vancouver Food Bank will receive a donation.
“The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is expecting an unprecedented level of need to emerge in the next three to six months, and with your help we will be prepared. We are already seeing an increase in the number of brand new clients to the food bank, as well as people coming back who have not had to use the food bank for years. We are here to help all of them, with healthy food and a welcoming team,” said Cynthia Boulter from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. “We’re so grateful to have community partners like JAK’s, who not only raise funds through their proceeds, but who also help to spread awareness about food insecurity, and the need that exists right in our own backyard.”
Since JAK’s team can’t physically raise a glass with guests this year due to social distancing, they’re also donating $1 from every bottle of JAK’s gratitude wine sold this month to local food banks.