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World Kindness Day- Make a Donation to your Local Food Bank Today!

November 13th, 2018

People often think about giving to the Food Bank at Christmas but the Food Bank needs donations all year round.  850,000 people in Canada access foodbanks each month.  32% of the 100,000 people in BC that use the food back are children.  Today, Tuesday November the 13th, 2018 is World Kindness Day so what better day to donate.  World Kindness day is a day designated to making the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness.


KIND, a brand that encourages you to do the kind thing for your body, your taste buds and your world, believes in the importance of nourishing your body through nutrient dense healthy foods – and their desire for all Canadians to have access and enjoy those things.


KIND Snacks has partnered with the Food Bank in celebration of World Kindness Day to help get out the message of what foods people should shop for and donate to those in need.


Foods to Donate to the Food Bank


It’s important to donate whole foods whenever possible and avoid low quality foods like dried ramen noodles, potato chips or Jello.  Individuals seeking help at the food bank require foods that are high in nutrients including protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.


Dried pasta and pasta sauce

Canned meat and fish such as chicken, turkey, tuna and salmon.

Natural unsweetened peanut butter or almond butter

Healthy snacks foods such as KIND bars.  They are low in sugar and high in fibre and protein.

Canned beans, bean soups, stew and chili

Powdered skim milk

Canned vegetables such as tomatoes, corn, green beans,

Canned fruit in water or juice such as peaches, pears, mandarins and unsweetened apple sauce

Whole grain cereals such as quick rolled oats, quinoa and granola

Infant cereal and Infant formula



Other Acts of Kindness you can do on World Kindness Day include:

Plant a tree

Organize a beach or park clean up day

Shovel your neighbor’s driveway

Call a relative or friend to say hi

Be polite on the road

Smile at others

Ride your bike to work

Adopt a pet

Eat a vegetarian meal

Donate blankets to a shelter

Give someone a compliment


Be Spontaneous, sometimes random acts of kindness just come to you.  Have a KIND day!