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8717 - 132nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada, V3W 4P1
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Tis the Season!

Tis the season…

… of giving! This year, Brunette Machinery and Murray Latta Progressive Machine have joined forces to collect non-perishable food items for our local food bank.

Our decision to hold this charitable event was inspired by an article we read online about an Advent-themed food drive challenge that was run during the four weeks before Christmas. We came up with a variation of this idea — a four week run with a different weekly “meal theme” and a one week “Baby Item” theme for a total collection period of five weeks.

We started off our first week on November 19th, with a “Breakfast” theme and saw bags of oatmeal; boxes of pancake mix; packages of dry cereal and granola; jars of peanut butter; and tetra packs of juice start to fill up the donation boxes.

We are just over the halfway point and so far, we have filled 10 donation boxes! We have collected cans, boxes and cartons of non-perishable items for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

Brunette & Murray Latta Food Bank Drive photo

Some of the office staff posing with our donation boxes

With two weeks left of our food drive, we are busy planning what items to bring for our fourth theme — “Coffee Break / Snack Time”. Our event will finish up on Friday, December 21st with donations of baby food and other needed items for our “Baby Week”.  (According to the Surrey Food Bank — in 2017,  families needing support included 650 babies, toddlers and children and 80 expectant mothers!)

As our donation boxes continue to fill up each week, we are gladdened to see the kind-hearted and generous spirit of our office and shop staff. As we near the completion of our food drive, we are happy in the knowledge that we are making a difference by helping to feed vulnerable people in our community.