SURREY, BC – On behalf of Fraser Valley’s 2,700-plus REALTORS®, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has donated $21,000 to five of its region’s food banks.

Ray Werger is the Board’s president. “As REALTORS®, it is our commitment to support our communities in which we both live and work. The Fraser Valley continues to grow and develop each year at an incredible rate, and so does the need for food for our neighbours who are less fortunate.”

Werger adds, “In our region alone, food banks serve approximately 22,000 people every month, many of whom are children and babies. We hope this gift will help in providing aid for Fraser Valley residents that is so desperately needed.”

As in previous years, the donation is divided proportionately based on the number of REALTORS® represented in each community with $9,450 going to the Surrey Food Bank; $4,200 going to the Langley Food Bank; $3,900 going to Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $2,730 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and $630 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.

Marilyn Herrmann, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank, received FVREB’s cheque on behalf of the communities of North Delta and Surrey. “Regardless of where you live, there will always be someone close to you, be it a stranger or friend, who is hungry or needs to feed their family.

“We are very grateful to have received this gift, especially as this is a demanding time of year for many. Food banks in the Fraser Valley face an increasing population of low-income neighbours who need our help and our work is reliant on the donations we receive throughout the year. Thank you Fraser Valley REALTORS® for contributing to our vision to reduce hunger and elevate the quality of life in our communities.”

British Columbia’s food banks support nearly 100,000 people every year. To support your local food bank, please visit For more information about all FVREB community giving initiatives, go