In early 2023, we were thrilled to receive a grant specifically meant to help us upgrade our website to the one you are browsing now as well as expand and update our digital setup both online and in our office. This includes expanded use of and focus on social media channels where our reach can help spread the word and gain more funding, which in turn means we can help more people.
From the SurreyCares website announcing the grant recipients:
We are pleased to announce grant recipients supported through the Community Service Recovery Fund.
SurreyCares Community Foundation is proud to have worked with community foundations across Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund.
This fund is a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment from the Government of Canada of $400 million to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.
The following projects are being supported in Surrey and surrounding communities:
- Food Bank on Wheels – $60,066.00 – Full Service Marketing / Technology Package – This Funding will invest in systems and processes of their charity by developing a Full Service Marketing Package giving us strategies needed to improve the web development, video production, SEO, social media management, digital advertising along with out-of-the-box ideas. This will create the internal workings of their organization’s overall structure when it comes to Social media outreach reaching more donors.
- About the organization – FOOD BANK ON WHEELS is a Mobile Home Delivery Food Hamper Service. They provide Food Bank Home Delivery. They provide perishable & non-perishable food hampers to Single Parent Families, Individuals/seniors with disabilities who are poor & in need that cannot go to a regular Food Bank due to an ILLNESS or DISABILITY in the family, thus having transportation issues. (They are not a delivery service. They home deliver only to those who need it.)
Excerpt taken from the full article you can find here > https://www.surreycares.org/csrf-grant-recipients