About Basics for Babies
Basics for Babies® was created in 1994 when 93.7 JR Country recognized a chronic shortage of baby products at Lower Mainland Food Banks. With the help of our partners, Basics for Babies® has raised over $2 million and hundreds of thousands of pounds of diapers, baby food, formula, pabulum, and other items! Helping Basics for Babies® has become a large part of our listeners lives as we all make our communities stronger.
Unfortunately, the need for baby necessities is greater than ever. With the current economic situation, more and more Food Bank recipients in the Lower Mainland are children. Basics for Babies® needs to continue to meet the challenge to supply Food Banks with necessary supplies to help this ever-growing population. We feel children should have the best possible start to life so that we can minimize other problems later.
JR Country has partnered with Food Banks BC to ensure that all babies in the Lower Mainland get the nutrition they need. Food Banks BC is the provincial association of 93 member food banks across the province! Our vision is a hunger-free future, and we work hard to support and inspire each one of our member food banks so that they can in turn, achieve hunger-free communities all over BC. Click here to find your nearest Food Bank.
What does Basics for Babies need the most?
Food Banks BC has 3 times the buying power compared to regular consumers because they buy directly from the supplier instead of the grocery stores.
Especially sizes 4, 5 & 6.
Including soy-based formula, due to allergies.
- Also, diaper cream, baby shampoo, baby wipes, baby food, baby cereal and pacifiers.
Please avoid collecting clothing, blankets and toys.
In 2017, you helped us raise
$264,242.09 in cash and thousands of pounds in supplies for Basics for Babies.
Food Banks BC issues all charitable tax receipts on behalf of Basics for Babies. This link will redirect you away from jrcountry.ca to the secure donations system for Food Banks BC at gifttool.com. All donations made through this link will be used specifically for the purchase of baby items, such as diapers, formula, baby food, pabulum, etc by food banks in BC that are part of the Food Banks BC network. Food Banks BC Charitable Registration # 86133-1130-RR0001