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- 1990, January 11
Food for Children, Co-Workers, B. C. Division", was registered
as a charitable, non-profit society on January 11, 1990. The
B. C. Division was set up as a distinct charity responsible for
its own fundraising, expenses, and tax reporting and is not connected
donors, and financial supporters continued to grow and rapidly
outpaced the the facility available to them.
- Through the generosity
of Joseph and Loretta Krentz, three dairy barns on their property in
Langley were converted to accommodate the growing organization.
- A second B.C. group,
Canadian Food for Children
Co-Workers - Okanagan Division, representing Penticton and Kelowna
was officially registered as a distinct but supporting charity
after many years of operating as a satellite location of the
2005 the B.C. Division shipped directly from the port of Vancouver
for the first time and continues direct shipments
to destination developing countries when financially feasible.
- 2007, January
- In collaboration with other charities, CFFC started shipping
directly to additional countries such as the Philippines, Ghana,
Romania, Ukraine, Nicaragua etc.
- This collaboration allows more of our donor dollars to be used
for food purchases since other charities assists
with shipping costs.
- The B. C. Division ships directly from the port
of Vancouver to its own contacts in needy countries in Africa,
Caribbean (Haiti), Eastern Europe, Asia (Philippines), and Central
- Collaboration continues
with other charities supporting the poor, including the Gleaners
of Abbotsford and Oliver and Canadian Food for Children branches
in Kelowna and Penticton.
- Many dedicated volunteers
work at the Langley depot throughout the week and in the community
collecting supplies that are donated by a variety of groups.
students come to the Langley depot at various times to tour the
facility or spend half a day working with the volunteers.