CBC Open House and Food Bank day raises record $823,191 for those in need

CBC Vancouver hosted its 32nd annual open house and Food Bank Day on Dec. 7.

CBC Vancouver has raised more than $9 million for food banks in B.C. since 1986

Students who dropped by the CBC Open House and Food Bank day got to check out the green screen. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

CBC Vancouver's 32nd annual Open House and Food Bank Day took place on Friday and raised a record-breaking amount of money for those in need. 

The CBC Vancouver broadcast centre was open to the public for a day of fundraising to support the thousands of British Columbians who rely on food banks.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we raised $823,191 — more than any other Food Bank Day in the history of the event.

The final tally surpasses last year's fundraising record of $802,049 and is a far cry from the $462 raised in the first year. 

Tons of students came to learn about the newsroom during the 32nd annual CBC Open House and Food Bank Day. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

In total, CBC Vancouver has raised more than $9 million for food banks in B.C. since 1986.

Search the hashtag #cbcopenhouse to see social media posts from CBC personalities and fans from the day's events.

CBC Vancouver News at 6 co-host Mike Killeen takes donations at the 2018 CBC Open House and Food Bank Day. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)