Glacier has been fortunate to receive support from many people throughout the years, so we decided it’s time we start doing what we can to give back.

This year we decided to help support our local Golden Food Bank.

We learned that donations to local food banks begin to dwindle in the springtime, and that food banks across the country are unable to keep up with the demand – especially in the summer months.

We organized ‘Fill a Raft’ which ran in conjunction with Food Banks Canada’s annual campaign called Every Plate Full.

Every Plate Full helps to raise awareness and generate donations in communities all across the country, and we wanted to help make sure everyone in our community has enough to eat too.

We set up one of our rafts in front of the Golden IGA grocery store with the goal of filling it as full as possible. We were VERY happy with how things went.

A little girl giving a food donation to our Fill a Raft Campaign

We managed to fill 10 banana boxes with donated food items and we raised over $700.00 for the Golden Food Bank.

10 big boxes of food collected for the Golden Food Bank

We learned that with $1.00 the food bank can purchase roughly 3 meals. Knowing we’ve helped raise over 2100 meals for families and individuals in Golden is pretty sweet!

Everyone who donated was entered into a draw to win a free raft trip for two. Our lucky winner was named Adele and we look forward to having her join us this summer!

We’re hoping to make Fill a Raft and annual event. We’ll be sure to let you know when we’re gearing up next year, and if you’re in the area we’d love to see you stop by.


Carmen, Ryan and the whole Glacier Crew