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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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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Make a difference by volunteering today!

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COVID-19 Protection Measures

As part of our many operational adaptations to address the COVID-19 health crisis, we have had to deal with the closure of our food distribution locations (neighbourhood houses, churches, community centres). With the critical need for social distancing, we have had to make alternate plans. Click “here” for the most up to date food distribution location schedule.

We are taking many internal precautions at the GVFB including increased hand sanitizing, frequent cleaning of high-touch areas and common areas, and social distancing within the warehouse and office.

We are working continuously and responsibly to ensure we continue to get healthy food to those in need, in a way that is operationally sustainable at this time. Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time.

Location Updates and Changes

Please note our location updates and changes for the upcoming months.

For Vancouver:

Friday, October 2nd, will be the last day of food distribution at Mt. Pleasant Community Centre.

Effective Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 we will welcome our Vancouver clients to 1428 Charles St., in the East 1st Ave. & Clark Drive area.

For the North Shore:

With winter approaching as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Shore Neighbourhood House is going to take over the distribution of food from the GVFB on Wednesdays.

Wednesday, October 7th will be the last day of GVFB hosted food distribution outside on East 2nd St. from 4pm to 6pm.

Starting Wednesday, October 14th, the NSNH will be distributing GVFB food hampers to those in need of food support from 1pm to 6pm onsite.

Note: To receive food at the North Shore location you must be a GVFB client.

Attention Food Bank Clients

For everyone’s safety and to respect our community, DO NOT arrive in vehicles or line up more than 15 minutes before the start time of our distribution hours. This includes placing bags or carts in the line-up area to reserve a spot for yourself or friends. Please know that we have plenty of food to distribute within the distribution hours.

Click “here” to see the most up to date schedule and locations.


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