Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Providing healthy food to those in need.
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 16,000 individuals and families in need and 138 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.