As you may know every year we host our “Blues for the Bank” charity concert event for the Surrey Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles Program. When I first started Blues for the Bank, I wanted to show support for the Surrey Food Bank, an organization whose values I believe in completely. At the time, I had no idea that this would grow into an annual event. This year marks our 7th anniversary of the event and is something I look forward to doing every year. It is a great opportunity to give back to the community while doing something that I love. Last year we exceeded our prior record and raised $3,500! This year, I’m challenging everyone to help us meet or even beat last years’ total.
The concert this year, thanks to the kind generosity of John Kerns, will be at the Sheraton Guildford on Saturday January 25th. The Sheraton Guildford has been just wonderful about helping us with space for the event. Really a great team there and we are pleased to have them be part of the team for pulling this together. We may have a few guest friends join in and, of course, the whole Agent C will be there to get you up on your feet dancing.
Come out to support a great cause! There’s great music, dancing, food and drink! Tickets are only $20.00. We really want to fill the place so we hope you’ll join us!
Oh and in case you missed it? Last year was the 30th anniversary of the Surrey Food Bank — here’s a really great article that Surrey Leader wrote that really covers the Food Bank’s history.
The Tiny Bundles Program
Tiny Bundles is a Surrey Food Bank program specifically designed for pregnant moms and families with babies aged newborn to one year. Pregnancy and the first year of a baby’s life are critically important for healthy development. Through this program, the moms receive a food hamper as well as fresh eggs and milk while pregnant or nursing. The program helps to ensure that babies receive adequate formula, pablum and jarred baby food.
The Surrey Food Bank provides food related assistance to over 13,000 low income residents in the areas of Surrey and North Delta. Over 43% are children and babies.