Agencies

The GVFB provides food support to 130+ community and provincial organizations.

What are Agencies?

We provide regular food support to Community and Provincial Agencies, with 45% of our outbound food directed to Agencies. The support we provide allows us to meet the needs of various programs, from Food Banks that support hundreds of people each week to local community kitchens that provide support to a handful of people in need. Our Agencies include housing agencies, neighbourhood houses, community kitchen groups, after-school programs, transition houses, First Nations centres, additional food banks across the province, and many others. 

How We Support Agencies

Funding

We are thrilled to provide funding opportunities to our Agencies through a Grant Program. In this way, we can offer sustainable support and long-lasting impact to our community. In 2022, we provided over $300,000 in grant funding to 67 Agencies towards their food security initiatives for refrigeration, kitchen equipment, program labour, and food purchasing. We will continue to offer grant opportunities annually based on the availability of funds. 

Food Support

We are proud to provide nutritious food to our existing Agency Partners through various programs, including our Community Market, Community Capacity and Provincial Pallet Programs. We also support non-partnered Agencies through our Market Request Program. We provided more than 3 million lb of food to our Agencies in our 2023 fiscal year. 

Provincial Agency Requests

Are you a food bank in British Columbia needing food support to improve food security programming for those in need? If so, we’re here to help!  Please contact [email protected]  

Community Market Requests

Do you need food support to improve food security programming for those in need? If so, we’re here to help!

You do not need to be a partner to access this program. This program is open to any non-profit organization within our catchment areas that holds a registered charity number. Please note that your request’s approval is contingent upon your program meeting the specified qualifications.

To access this program, please download and complete the form below.

 

Community Agencies Map

Want to get in touch with our
Agencies department?

Sabrina Lupia

Agencies Administrator

604-619-2952