United Against Hunger April 2015


Host:  Aldergrove Community Secondary School (Grade 11 and 12 students)

When: April 9th, 2015

Where: Aldergrove, BC. Canada

The Aldergrove Community Secondary School is pleased to host their first ever “United Against Hunger & Poverty” event on April 9th, 2015.  The students have been working diligently on the entire event from brainstorming speakers, booth lineup and marketing to audio/visual and show flow.

Featuring influential and current speakers, their goal is help spread awareness about world hunger and poverty and ultimately, encourage others to get involved.  Either locally or nationally, we CAN make a difference.  Help us welcome their event speakers here!  #UnitedAgainstHunger #UnitedAgainstPoverty #WorldFoodDay2015

Guest Speakers:


Mark Moore, CEO of Mana Nutrition

In 2009, Mark Moore learned about RUTF and its impact. Before long, with the help of friends Brett Biggs, David Todd Harmon, Bret Raymond and others, they started MANA Nutrition. Brett Biggs now serves on the board, David Todd leads the MANA operational team and Bret Raymond championed acceptability studies and other efforts in Rwanda before taking his talents to another start up called Pure Charity.

CEO Mark Moore spent nearly ten years working in eastern Uganda, serving as a rural community development worker and missionary. After returning to the United States, he earned a Master’s degree at Georgetown University. He has served as Legislative Fellow and Africa Specialist in the United States Senate for Senator Mary Landrieu, as an Africa Analyst for the Science Applications International Corporation, and as Policy Director for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Prior to co-founding MANA, Mark co-founded Kibo Group, a development organization that houses numerous Africa projects.



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Mike Morisset, Mortgage Broker, Langley, BC

Mike Morisset was born and raised in Langley and spent most of his childhood struggling with learning challenges. This left Mike, and many people in his life, feeling as though he would fall short in their expectations of him.  With this self doubt, he did not see a very bright future for himself.

As life unfolded, he realized his learning difficulties helped him develop life skills that in turn allowed him to achieve personal and financial success. Mike is very thankful for the support his community has shown him, and is now focussed on giving back through a wide variety of initiatives.  He  firmly believes that everyone of us can make a significant and meaningful impact where we live.



Other Exhibitors Include:

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Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. Our agency has been creating friendships since 1974. We started out matching Big Brothers with Little Brothers and have grown to include a variety of different programs that serve both boys and girls. We are proud of our achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.




Breakfast Club of Canada

For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed 150,000 students every day in 1,328 schools.


Food Bank

Currently, the Aldergrove Food Bank is located at 27309 Fraser Highway and is open for grocery distribution the first four Tuesdays of each month from 11:30-2pm. Its operation and layout are similar to the Langley Food Bank. However, when compared to the Langley community, Aldergrove is much smaller and consequently distributes fewer groceries. There are about 150 registered families and on average the AFB distributes 85 hampers plus approximately 40 servings of soup and sandwiches every week.


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Food For Famine Society

We work closely within our beautiful community of Langley, B.C. to raise awareness and educate people about the need for famine relief. We strive to inspire and encourage Sponsorship activity from individuals, students, families, local businesses and companies of all sizes.  To learn more about how you can help get Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to the children who need it most, click here.




 Fraser Valley Gleaners

The Fraser Valley Gleaners Society (FVG) was established in 1999 as a registered society in BC.  The concept was modeled after our sister organization, Okanagan Gleaners, and was initiated in the Fraser Valley by a small group of Christian believers who understood the incredible potential for locally available produce. We receive produce, chop, slice and dice, dry and mix, and then release our finished product into the hands of reliable, reputable distribution partners.

Fresh and frozen produce is picked up by our volunteer drivers on a daily basis. The volunteer staff next transform this produce into a cut-up, ready-for-the-dryer mix that will spend anywhere from 8 to 10 hours in an industrial-size drying unit.  The dried product is then scraped and barreled in anticipation of a future “mixing” date.

Once we have an entire season’s worth of dried items for our soup mix, the mixing lines are set up and several of the winter months are devoted to transforming individual barrels of vegetables into a tasty just-add-water soup mix.


Little Step Factory Dance Performance

Little Step Factory from Japan will be coming to Aldergrove Secondary and Langley Secondary in April to perform the traditional Japanese Dance musical “Terakoya”. One of our current ISP students, Runon Rokujo, will be performing in the dance too.



 PUCKS Program

The Promoting Community through Kids in Sport Program (PuCKS) is a registered charity that “Keeps kids in school using Sports as the Tool.” That is, PuCKS helps kids to stay (and succeed) in school by offering the incentive of team sports and ‘big-buddy’ relationships with university student mentors and athletes.

PuCKS works with marginalized kids ages 8 to18 who are financially in need and/or recently re-settled in Canada through its annual 10 month comprehensive program of:

a) Team Sports (soccer, hockey, and more)

b) Lit-Fit (after-school literacy and homework club)