There are plenty of ways to help people in need this holiday season—and, more importantly, all year round. Here’s one that doesn’t involve a publicity-seeking meat shop and paternalistic sandwich tokens.
During the month of December, Nice Shoes (3568 Fraser Street) is holding a vegan food drive. You can drop off nonperishable items at Vancouver’s only vegan shoe store, and they’ll be sent to the local food bank.
Of course, the most effective way to help is to donate money to the food bank. But, if you’re planning on going holiday shopping at Nice Shoes and cupcake eating at Fairy Cakes (3586 Fraser Street), why not take part in the food drive too?
Nice Shoes started up in March 2011. The store has extended holiday hours until December 23 but will be closed on December 25 and 31, and January 1 and 2.