February 2024 Newsletter
That's a lot of meals sent around the world to those in need!
Gleaners Soup Mix, Perfect Nutrition for little Liana
4-year-old Liana lives in the Philippines. Liana was born with hydrocephalus, fluid on her brain and medical help is difficult & costly to access. Liana has a hard time swallowing. Gleaners’ soup is the perfect consistency and we’ve been told it is one of the healthiest donations they could receive to give Liana the nourishment she needs.
(We apologize for the poor photo quality. It is the only photo we have of Liana and we were sure you'd want to see it and be praying for her)
Soup for the poor in Mexico
As staff I often get asked if I have ever personally distributed Gleaners soup anywhere. While two of my kids have, I never have – until this past December. Over Christmas break I had the privilege of taking our soup to a church in Mexico surrounded by poverty. Pastor Miguel & his wife Paola love and serve the people there which often includes providing food along with the gospel message. 700 soup servings loaded with nutritious vegetables was a great gift! Thank you volunteers & donors for making it possible. ~ Malinda
The “Other” Ministry at FVG
We sometimes joke about coffee break being our “other” ministry but really it’s simple math with exponential results. Try adding it up for yourself:
Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world
Positive environment where everyone who comes wants to be here and each person is appreciated
Encouragement, laughter, and care as friendships are formed
Coffee & goodies!
Volunteer hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-noon. New volunteers welcome! Book ahead to bring a group.
Tours available any day we're open. 10:15am is a perfect time to come for a tour!
Plant closed all stats. Please see website for dates.
Volunteer Appreciation Week: Feb 26-March 1st, 2024. Soup and bun lunch served after the morning's work.
15 minute Prayer meetings at FVG around 9am every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. These prayer meetings give time for those interested in praying for the FVG ministry and for each other.
FV Gleaners is in need of 2 aluminum foldable sawhorses. Let us know if you have a pair you no longer need!
AGM & Bbq Lunch Event
There’s lots going on at the Gleaners. Come hear all about it! And stay for a barbeque lunch! You don’t have to be a member to come. Members needed as we will be voting.
Open Saturdays May-October
(except long weekends)
Group bookings available and individual volunteers always welcome.
Forklift operators needed. Please call the office if you can help out some Saturdays.
Thank you for your Prayers!
We are convinced that we have experienced safety, protection & success here because people are praying. We thank God for all that He does in this ministry and we thank Him for our friends who regularly pray for us. If that's you, THANK YOU!
Small Dryer Update
We are thrilled to announce that the upgrade for the small dryer is fully funded! Thank you to all our generous donors! Praise God!
Utilities need to be paid each month to keep the lights on and the dryers running.
Monthly cost: Gas: $2,800 Electricity: $2,200
Donations: Fraser Valley Gleaners is 100% donor driven. Your donation dollars help us feed some of the world's hungry by converting surplus food into a nutritious soup mix. Funds donated are used to operate our facility. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for tax purposes on your donations.
By Mail – mail cheque or money order donations directly to Fraser Valley Gleaners 85 Winson Rd. Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 8E8
On Our Website – credit card donations can be made via Tithe.ly by following the donate link on our web site www.fvgleaners.org Donation receipts will be processed by Fraser Valley Gleaners.
By E-Transfer – to firstname.lastname@example.org
By Phone - Donations can be made by credit card Call 604-870-9272 and talk to one of our staff. PLEASE NOTE: FV Gleaners is charged credit cards fees, but we will not add the fee to your donation amount. You can continue to donate using a credit card without being charged anything extra.
Thank you for your continued support!
Don Sears (President), Trevor Fowler (Vice-President), Bill Spyksma (Treasurer), Arden Thomas (Secretary), Bob Neufeld, Jim Vriend, Randal Bartsch
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” Colossians 4:2
85 Winson Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 8E8
Phone: 604-870-9272 Toll Free: 1-866-772-7070 (Canada and USA)
General Manager - Joel Pasma
Office Manager - Malinda Rogusky