About us

About Us

Protein for People is a non-profit society started in 2006 by unions and the United Way who saw a way to make a real difference in our communities.

Unions and individual union members donate cash that is then used to subsidize food bank purchases of canned salmon and peanut butter. Community minded corporations also donate. Because of this, hundreds of thousands of cans of salmon have helped to feed vulnerable people. Peanut Butter was added to our product line in 2016.

Protein for People member unions are also engaged in actions aimed at “eliminating the need for food banks through good jobs”. Protein for People Community Forums make information available to food bank clients to help them address their own concerns about government economic and social policy, education , labour standards, housing and health.

Why Food Banks

Labour’s first slogan has always been; “What We Desire For Ourselves We Want For All”. Our dream is for no family to need a food bank. But until that time we will assist those who are vulnerable.

Food bank clients aren’t only those who must live on welfare, As the number of Canadians forced into low paying jobs grows, so grows the number of those living below the “official” poverty line. Over 30% of food bank users are children. The number of two parent families reliant on food banks has grown faster than any other demographic. These workers are the Sisters and Brothers of those of us lucky enough to have good paying union jobs. Protein for People member unions feel duty-bound to stand by those food bank Sisters and Brothers.


Community Forums

Community Forums Food for Thought Community Forums are fun and friendly family social events that also attempt to connect food ban clients with information and helping them connect with solutions on a variety issues. These include but aren’t limited to: education, government economic and social policy, labour standards, housing and health. Community Forums are sponsored …

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Our Products

A message from the President about our products ​​​​​​​​​​Food For Food Banks Protein for People offers food banks shelf stable protein (canned salmon and peanut butter) at significantly reduced prices. Our products are supplied at the lowest possible cost by CanFisCo and Golden Boy foods.  Protein for People cuts the price further by applying a …

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Contact Protein for People

By Telephone: (604) 299-8101 By E–mail: info@proteinproject.ca By Mail: Protein for People Project 7535 Sixth Street Burnaby, BC V3N 3M2 Or fill in our handy form and we will get back to you.

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