Hollywood North productions use superpowers to fundraise for Greater Vancouver Food Bank

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      Productions shooting here in Hollywood North have become locked in an unpredictable, ass-kicking competition against each other—all for a good cause.

      The British Columbia chapter of the Directors Guild of Canada is challenging local screen productions to raise donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

      The fifth annual campaign launched on September 25 and will run until 5 p.m. on October 6, with the goal of raising $75,000 that will support over 26,500 people in Metro Vancouver.

      The GVFB is able to maximize each dollar donated into purchasing $3 worth of food.

      Supergirl's Melissa Benoist

      Some of the top team as of today (September 26) include Deadpool 2, A Dog's Way Home, Supergirl, and Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project (The Women of Marwen).

      Other participating productions include The Man in the High Castle, Once Upon a Time, Skyscraper, The Crossing, The X-Files, iZombie, The Magicians, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Exorcist, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Eggplant Emoji, Arrow, Riverdale, The Flash, The Hunt, and more.  

      For more information, to donate, or to see how the teams are doing, visit the GVFB website.

      When Calls the Heart

      Other recent fundraising efforts that local productions have taken part in have included Supernatural's Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins; Deadpool 2's Ryan Reynolds; and Skyscraper's Dwayne Johnson encouraging fans this month to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

      Meanwhile on September 16, stars from various locally shot productions and Whitecaps alumni participated in a charity soccer match to fundraise for B.C. Children's Hospital.

      Cast members from Riverdale, Once Upon a Time, The 100, The Exorcist, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Letterkenny, Baby Daddy, Supernatural, The Crossing, Teen Wolf, Ice, You Me Her, and The Arrangement participated in the third annual alumni match on September 16 at B.C. Place.

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