Together with our partners, MANA Nutrition and World Vision Canada (WVC), we can assure that donations are used to achieve the greatest possible impact. With MANA as our supplier of the RUTF and WVC, through their Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs; we have sent 38 shipping containers of life-saving RUTF and affected the lives of over 34, 200 children!
World Vision Canada
As president and chief executive officer of World Vision Canada, Dave Toycen heads the country’s largest humanitarian relief and development agency. In his 26 years as a leader with World Vision Canada – 18 as president – donations have increased and the number of children sponsored through World Vision Canada has risen. Dave has led the agency into significant advocacy and public policy work, with an emphasis on issues that affect children. He has spoken before the World Bank, and has met with heads of state, key global executives and development leaders to discuss the well-being of the world’s children. Dave’s career with World Vision internationally has spanned more than 40 years. His recent book, The Power of Generosity (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2004), draws from his experiences and calls readers to become more engaged in the world and to develop a more generous way of life.
A Canadian citizen, Toycen holds degrees in philosophy and divinity and has received three honorary doctorates—from Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto,
the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California and Wycliffe College in Toronto.
In The Media: Dave Toycen, Joy TV, Langley, BC. on Oct.16, 2014
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. Mark 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. He was an Unreasonable Institute Fellow in Boulder CO in 2013 and is a co-founder of The Calorie Cloud, an effort to harvest excess calories in the US and send them to malnourished children who need them in the developing world. He and his wife Marnie and their four children live in Charlotte, NC.
Honourable Minister Peter Fassbender
Peter Fassbender was elected MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood on May 14, 2013. He is proud to serve as MLA in a community that is so full of diversity, and takes every opportunity to go to community functions, school events, and cultural celebrations.
On June 7, 2012 Peter was appointed Minister of Education. Minister Fassbender will also serve on the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow.
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Peter served as a Councillor to the City of Langley for three years before being elected as Mayor in the November 2005, 2008 and 2011 Civic elections.
Peter also served the community and region in a host of other volunteer capacities and served on numerous national, provincial and civic committees. Peter was recognized as a leader in his community and the region and was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Peter and his wife Charlene have been married for 46 years; they have two adult sons and three grandchildren. Peter and his wife were both raised in Surrey and are still active members of their community.
In his business career Peter worked in radio and television as well as a number of other communications fields. For 29 years in his career he was a partner and senior executive with DDB Canada (formerly Palmer Jarvis), one of Canada’s largest and most successful marketing and communications firms. In that capacity he dealt with both public and private sector clients at the local, national, and international levels. A major focus of his private sector career focused on social marketing campaigns including smoking cessation projects for Health Canada and international marketing activities for Industry Canada.
Our Partnerships With Schools
Food For Famine Society is proud to have worked with the following schools and universities. Our message is being shared proud and wide to encourage students to get involved and be the change they wish to see in the world.
These school partners helped by hosting educational activities or by getting involved with our events. Many students went on to volunteer and help coordinate further activities to eagerly assist Food For Famine Society in their effort to spread awareness about world hunger and poverty. Thank you to everyone involved!
- Aldergrove Community Secondary School
- Brookswood Secondary School
- D.W. Poppy Secondary School
- Langley Fundamental Middle & Secondary School
- Langley Secondary School
- RE Mountain Secondary School
- Walnut Grove Secondary School
- Trinity Western University (TWU)
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU Langley)
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU Surrey)