Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Providing healthy food to those in need.

Your donation today helps mothers like Laura feed her pre-teen son, Ben.
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Are you in need of food support? The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is here to help you and your family.
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Ways To Give

Whether you give funds, food or organize a creative campaign, there are many ways to help!
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The Greater Vancouver Food Bank was set up as a temporary relief to the hunger crisis in 1983, but the need still exists today.

We receive no recurring government funding and exist solely through the generosity of the public, our industry partners, and applicable grants.  Each month we provide healthy food to around 15,000 individuals and families in need and 150 Community Agency Partners across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore. Our mission is to provide healthy food to those in need.                     


individuals and families receive direct food support monthly.

In 2023, we distributed 5.8M lbs of food to registered clients at an average weight of 23 lbs per person. Total estimated visits = 252,173.


lbs of food shared annually

Approximately 60% of our outbound food is shared with individual clients and 40% with our Community Agency Partners


volunteer hours given annually

Over 1,300 registered volunteers support our various departments: Agencies, Warehouse, Distribution, Events, Finance, and Development. With 50,000 volunteer hours contributed, that's equivalent to 25 full-time staff!


Community Agency Partners

In 2023, we distributed 3.3M lbs. of food to our community agency partners at an average weight of 23 lbs. per person. Total estimated visits = 143,478.


We Are Hiring!

As a proud winner of Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2022 and BC’s Top Employers 2023, we are looking for talented and dedicated people to join our head office, warehouse and front-line teams.

No Food Drives

After much consideration, we are no longer accepting food collected from food drives. This decision applies to fresh food and non-perishables of all kinds. However, we are still accepting palletized food from food industry partners, such as retailers, wholesalers and farmers. For more information, visit the link below.

Attention GVFB Donors

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank does NOT solicit door to door. If you encounter someone at your door asking for cash or food donations on behalf of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, please report to your local non-emergency police line.

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