The Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC) is a group of community volunteers comprised of local social services, the faith community, community organizations and members of the public including those affected by poverty. Founded by several Richmond-based organizations, the RPRC was formed as a response to the release of ‘A Sense of Belonging’, a poverty report commissioned by the Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee with funding from the United Way of the Lower Mainland. The Richmond Food Bank Society acts as a sponsor agency and is an active member of the committee.

Our goal is to work towards alleviating the effects of poverty in our community. The RPRC has a strong track record of identifying gaps in services in our community, working towards a solution and identifying funding sources and partnering with a suitable agency.

“Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag towards a more decent society. We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world.”

– Howard Zinn, 2010