Soup Mix to the Philippines
Richard and his team from New West Community Church picked up, sponsored and shipped out 100 boxes of Soup Mix and Apple Snacks for the Feeding Program of Child Evangelism Fellowship in Palawan, Philippines. The second destination was Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club in Puerto Princesa. Both groups fed children and shared the Bible with the kids. Puerto Princesa is a city of 255,000 people and is in the western province of Palawan in Philippines.
2020 Celebration/Fundraiser Event
Our annual celebration was very different this year! We missed having a delicious meal together and seeing everyone in person. Instead, we worked at and posted an online event in September for you to watch. A 45-minute program with guest speaker, Kirsten Stokes from ‘Fire Over Africa’ sharing how the Gleaner soup mix was used in the poorest areas of Ethiopia. If you didn’t get a chance to watch – this event is still online by going to FVG web page and clicking on the Program Icon. Proceeds for this event exceeded $70,000. Thank you to all who participated and generously donated to this ministry. Thank you to David Ediger Design for all his time and work on this project.
Soup Mix and Apple Snacks Distribution 2020
Soup Mix and Apple Snacks went to the following countries in 2020: Burundi, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Mexico, Paraguay, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Uganda and Venezuela.
The 1 Hour FVG Workout
Loading a 40 foot container in less than one hour is a test for the "Gleaner Strongman!" In 2020 ten shipping containers were loaded and shipped for Humanitarian Aid overseas. Each container was filled with 1.2 million meals. As soon as the container backs into our loading dock, eight guys start flexing their muscles. These dedicated guys have their assigned tasks and positions and start lifting the 50 lb. boxes to make a wall of cardboard filled with nutritional food into the container. There is laughter, encouragement and teasing and in one-hour, 1000 boxes of dried soup mix and apple snacks are placed with perfection. The group then prays for God’s protection over this container, for the organization sponsoring the load and for the many people receiving this food. Thanks guys!
* We are currently open Monday to Friday – 8:30 am to noon. Limit 30 people per day. Sign up mandatory. Phone for a reservation.
* Annual Christmas Social is cancelled.
* The plant will be closed for Christmas Break – December 23rd to January 3rd.
* Plant closed for Family Day, February 15th.
* Over 12.5 million soup servings were made in 2020.
* Pray for God to give direction for the 2020/21 Year at Fraser Valley Gleaners.
* Pray for donations of beans, lentils and peas (already dried) to add protein to the soup mix. For our Saskatchewan Rep contact Mike Wonnick at #306-251-1588 for more info. For BC & Alberta contact Carl at 1-866-772-7070.
Thank you to our major donors that have provided product for 2020
Agape Food Bank – onions & apples
Canadian Farms – carrots and potatoes
Eklund Farms – parsnips & cabbage
Heppell’s Potato Corporation - potatoes
JBM Produce – onions & potatoes
Joseph Chow Trucking - variety
KBF Farms - sprouts
Loblaw - variety
Mike Wonnick – dried beans
Millennium Pacific - tomatoes
Ralph’s Market - apples
Red Sun Farms - tomatoes
Rosanna Farms – dried lentils
Sumas Ridge - peppers
Vic Willms Farm – dried peas
George Bergen – dried peas
Village Farms – tomatoes
Willms Seeds - dried beans
Giving the gift of food this Christmas
With Fraser Valley Gleaners gift cards, you can feed the hungry of the world with a nutritious meal. Purchase cards in person at the plant or by phone (604-870-9272) and make a donation on behalf of your family or friends. You choose the amount, we provide the card, you write the message, you deliver the card. Your donations will go towards operations of FVG and with the donation provide:
500 soup servings = $25.00
1000 soup servings = $50.00
2000 soup servings = $100.00
Fraser Valley Gleaners Directors
Trevor Fowler, Ed Klassen, Bob Neufeld, Bill Spyksma, Ann VanderMeulen, Case VanMuyen, Marilyn Vriend and Vic Willms.
The Bible says: “Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10
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