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2021 Goal Met

Feed Our Seniors

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The Feed Our Seniors Fund will provide funding to the West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre's Food Security Program for vulnerable seniors.  Thanks to the quick response from the community, $100,000 was raised by the Dec 31st target and the Ian and Rosemary Mottershead Fund matched all donations to $100,000. Thanks to the support from so many generous and caring community members, this program now has funding for all of 2021.

The meal program began as the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light a genuine need among this community’s most vulnerable seniors, who lacked the means to access regular meals. 

Your Donations

Last year 480+ community members made a donation to the "Feed the Need" program, a program created during the pandemic to ensure our community’s most vulnerable seniors had food security. 

"It’s a real lifesaver for me, my whole attitude changed when the meals started to arrive, I felt like a person. It is so important to have a good attitude right now and you are going to make a lot of happy people. I have not had to worry about how I am going to eat. Thank-you."

"There are shouts of joy in the halls when these meals arrive - this is real - this is here, where we live."

Doubling The Impact

The first $100,000 in donations made were matched by fund holders, Ian & Rosemary Mottershead.  This resulted in $200,000 in total funding, which will provide meals for vulnerable seniors in West Vancouver for most of 2021. 

"The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced what for us is a surprising fact: our relatively affluent community has rather large pockets of elderly people who do not have enough nourishing food on a regular basis.

Via our Endowment Fund at the West Vancouver Foundation we are offering to match donations up to $100,000, to involve many in our community to support a vital new seniors food program at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre.

We are pleased that the West Vancouver Foundation is taking a leadership role in this action because it is a truly benevolent financial organization dedicated to our community."

Ian & Rosemary Mottershead

Find Out More

November 5 article in the North Shore News.

Visit the West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre site.