Backpack Buddies Receives $50,000 Donation From TD Bank Group

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Funds to provide urgent support to 2,500 hungry kids in BC

Vancouver – Backpack Buddies is thrilled to announce a $50,000 donation to combat child hunger—dollars delivering critical support to vulnerable families as they struggle with soaring costs and rising needs.

“Needs are up across the province and this donation goes a long way in helping us meet the surging number of families asking us for help,” says Backpack Buddies Executive Director Emily-anne King. “This donation demonstrates rock-solid commitment from TD to ensure children don’t go hungry this holiday season and beyond.”
“We’re so proud to support Backpack Buddies with their critical work to increase child food security in BC,” said Julie Armour, Senior Vice President and Pacific Region Head, TD Bank Group. “Our donation will help feed thousands of children across our province, at a time when more families are turning to Backpack Buddies for assistance.”

King says the donation will contribute to both immediate and long-term needs across British Columbia. It’s enough to provide 2,500 bags of food to hungry kids, each with enough meals and snacks to feed for one child for an entire weekend and beyond.

About Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies feeds hungry children in your neighbourhood. Hungry kids often rely on school-based meal programs during the week, and then suffer in silence over weekends—and other school breaks—when meal support is scarce. Backpack Buddies fills this “weekend hunger gap” by discreetly providing bags of food directly to kids every Friday. These bags contain enough meals and snacks to last the weekend and beyond, ensuring kids return to school nourished and ready for the week ahead. The organization is now serving more than 6,000 hungry kids every week in BC. For more information on Backpack Buddies please visit

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