Union Protein Project Community Event – Blundell Elementary School

September 16, 2021 at
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6480 Blundell Rd Richmond, BC V7C 1H8

Each year we invite all affiliates to participate in our community event with Union Protein Project. These events bring together families from local schools, food bank clients, labour leaders and activists, and representatives from community-based service organizations.

Last year we were unable to host these events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to be returning this Fall both at Queen Alexandra Elementary School and Blundell Elementary School.

Union Protein Project Richmond Community Forum
Connecting Labour to Communities
Thursday, September 16, 2021
6:00 to 8:00pm
Blundell Elementary School
6480 Blundell Road, Richmond

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Union Protein Project Vancouver Community Forum
Connecting Labour to Communities
Thursday, September 23, 2021
2:00 to 4:00pm
Queen Alexandra Elementary School
1300 East Broadway, Vancouver

VDLC affiliates and community groups are invited to set up information tables at these events. Each event will feature speakers, DJ, BBQ, and a children’s area with face painting, crafts, and games.

Background:

Union Protein Project started at “Protein for People”; a labour initiative funded by union donations and the United Way to provide “labour fished and processed” canned salmon to food banks across BC. It has since expanded into providing tuna and peanut butter as well as Salmon, and serving not only BC but Alberta also.

A growing number of people, both working and unemployed, are forced to turn to food banks to feed their families. In fact, over 32% of BC food bank users are children.

Protein is critical to a healthy diet and crucial to mental and physical development. Union Protein Project donates union laboured canned salmon, tuna, and peanut butter and helps food banks to maximize their purchasing power through large volume buying.

Each year, Union Protein Project partners with labour councils to host community forums like this one to connect people with the valuable resources, and with the labour movement.