Community Agencies

The GVFB provides food support to 138 local organizations.

Application cycle is now open! (Please read information guide before applying!)

What are Agencies?

We provide food to our Community Agencies on a weekly basis. 40% of our outbound food is directed to our Agencies. The support we provide is designed to meet the needs of a variety of programs, from small-scale food banks serving up to 450 people, to monthly community kitchens. Our Agencies include housing agencies, neighbourhood houses, community kitchen groups, after-school programs, transition houses, First Nations centres, and many others.

How We Support Agencies

Funding

We are thrilled to provide funding opportunities to our Agency Partners 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 funds.

Food Support

We are proud to provide nutritious food weekly to our existing Agency Partners through various programs, including our Community Market and Community Capacity Programs. We also support non-partnered Agencies through our Special Request Program. As of May 2023, we have provided more than 3 million lbs. of food to our agencies in the 2023 FY.

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 will depend on the availability of food and 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
Community Agencies department?

Sabrina Lupia

Agencies Administrator

604-619-2952