Halloween for Hunger
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7 Alexander St
The first ever Halloween for Hunger will see the Portside Pub transformed into a bone-chilling haunted pirate ship in support of the Backpack Buddies program. Entry by donation with 100% of the proceeds going to feed children in need.
The event begins at 9 p.m. with the DJ hitting the stage at 9:30 p.m. Those who contribute $20 or more will receive a free beer as well as a choice of a sailor hat, pirate hat or eye patch to match the evening’s theme.
Supported by kids for kids, Backpack Buddies currently works with partner schools including Collingwood, West Bay Elementary, Brockton and Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School to fundraise and prepare backpacks for Queen Alexandra and Grandview Elementary School in the Downtown Eastside. In operation since 2012, the program currently provides over 300 children on a bi-weekly basis with breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus snacks, yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruit.
For more information about Halloween for Hunger, visit the Portside Pub’s website at www.theportsidepub.com or call 604-559-6333.
About Backpack Buddies:
Backpack Buddies delivers backpacks of food to the most vulnerable children of our inner city schools. Backpack Buddies focuses on kids helping kids, engaging youth in community and creating an avenue for children of all backgrounds to come together. More information
About Community First Foundation:
Community First Foundation is dedicated to providing food security for the most vulnerable sectors of society in engaging community involvement in food security issues. Community First Foundation was founded by mother daughter duo Joanne and Emily-Anne Griffiths and grew organically out of the Backpack Buddies Program, the foundation’s first initiative. More information