SPFB FAQ's

Regarding false information,misinformation & trolls on Social Media regarding Single Parent Food Bank

  • Some news media links are from 3-7 years old and have nothing to do with the current organization that runs SPFoodBank
  • As of 2014 SPFoodBank is under new Manegement & board of directors
  • As of 2014 SPFoodBank now Home Delivers Food Hampers to Single Parents in need that require that service.
  • Claims that Single Parent Food Bank lost its charitable status is absolutely false.
  • We are a registered non profit Social Welfare organization that is in Good Standing with BC Society Act & Revenue Canada
  • Information about Mirek Kwasny was about a personal matter and is in no way conected or related to SPFoodBank.
  • Mirek Kwasny resigned from our board of directors effective Feb 21 2014 to remove any negative attacks towards SPFoodBank
  • Mirek Kwasny does however volunteer p/t because we value his experience.
  • Links on reddit.com about the Single Parent Food Bank are in the most part trolls and hateful, calling us a fraud is slander.
  • In most cases people or reporters of News Media have reported information where for the most part the reporter never bothered to call us for clarification, get the facts staright, in other words due diligence was not performed.
  • These Google search links are misleading about Single Parent Food Bank regarding the actual charitable services we do.
  • To get the FACTS STRAIGHT visit our main wesite page and click our Read Reviews from our Single Parent Clients
    which takes you to our facebook page and you can read reviews from actual facebook members that we serve. Also we have current facebook reviews
    Client Reviews 2017 their reviews carry more weight, are honest and sincere.
    So as a donor or someone wanting more information you can message them and get a more truthful report of the work we do.
  • We hope as a reporter, someone making a post, blog, you will take the time to talk to us and/our clients to know all the facts before posting any information or article on the Internet.
  • It is unfortunate and sad that some Food Banks in Metro Vancouver contribute to this misinformation but others have chosen to work with us, as we share food with each other, specificaly Share Food Bank, Muslim Food Bank, One More Time Charity,Burnett Fellowship Church, Salvation Army Maple Ridge, to name a few
 

Is the SPFB a Charity?

No. SPFB is a small, self-supporting, independent registered non-profit organization and NOT a registered charity. The difference can be a confusing concept and so we've answered a few more questions with links to further information.


What’s the difference between a charity and a non-profit?

The major difference is a registered charity can issue tax deductible receipts and a registered NPO cannot. SPFB provides donors with a receipt of acknowledgement for our internal records for reporting purposes to CRA. We rely on donors who support the cause and not so much for the minimal tax credits (see CRA tax credit estimator and rates).

Why does SPFB not obtain charitable status?

There is a significant amount of work involved in terms of administration and human resources that will add to our operational costs as a small, self-supporting independent organization. A large portion of our donations are classified as micro donations. We have not ruled out the option for charitable status, but for now we continue to streamline our efforts and focus on the needs of single parents – quality perishable foods and baby items.

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