Last week, we gathered in downtown Vancouver at Eat Well Do Good, our annual foodraiser. The generosity of our community and our partners helped us raise $76,000 worth of food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, which Nature’s Path will match for a total of $150,000 worth of food - just in time for Thanksgiving!
A big thank you to all who came, volunteered, donated, and enjoyed the day. Not only was it an inspiring event, it was lots of fun too. Check out some of our favourite moments below.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s Foodraiser – see you there!
We started the day with gentle yoga from YYoga's Christie Baumgartner and Kala Polman-Tuin - followed by organic coffee from Ethical Bean to perk us - and these early morning joggers - up.
Nature's Path team members love the chance to give back to the community by volunteering their time serving up delicious organic goodies at Eat Well Do Good.
The Nature's Path granola bar made a surprise appearance! Happy Planet organic juices were in demand all day - on the right, Food Bank CEO Aart Schuurman Hess poses with Happy Planet founder Randal Ius.
We are so appreciative of all the wonderful partners who gave their time, products, and cash donations to the food bank. From SPUD's beautiful organic produce, which was a huge hit in the marketplace, to Scotiabank's generous donation (pictured on right, Scotiabank's David Olson with Arran Stephens), we couldn't have done it without all of you! Our other wonderful partners included Happy Planet, Ethical Bean Coffee, Qoola Frozen Yogurt, Rise Kombucha, YYoga, Pacific Foods, Silver Hills Bakery, Fresh Direct Produce, Lululemon, The Beat 94.5, Vancity Buzz, Metro, and Vancouver Is Awesome.
Ratana and Arran Stephens, our co-founders, look forward to putting their compassion into action at Eat Well Do Good every year - Arran spoke passionately about how important Eat Well Do Good is to him as a way to help the Food Bank put food on empty tables.
From grilled cheese sandwiches to our organic nacho bar, the by-donation cafe served up delicious organic meals to a bustling lunch hour crowd. At right, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society's Kay Thody and Aart Schuurman Hess pose with a Nature's Path team member at our selfie wall.
Even puppies and babies came down to be a part of the event.
From the Stephens family to the enthusiastic Vancouverites who came by to donate, everyone loves to #EatWellDoGood!
DJ Flipout from The Beat was on the decks spinning energetic tunes all day, and BC Dance stopped by to teach us all how to salsa.
Thanks everyone for another phenomenal Foodraiser! We are blown away by your generosity and support, and we can't wait to do it all again next year. If you didn't get a chance to come down, you can still donate to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society or the food bank in your area.