To register as a new client with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank for weekly food access, please call or email us to set up an appointment: 604-876-3601 option 6 / [email protected]. We can schedule an onsite registration for you at the closest GVFB food distribution location to you. Online registration via Microsoft Teams may be available for those who are medically unable to attend an onsite registration.

To register you will need to bring:

  • Government-issued picture identification (all adults 18+ need to attend the appointment)
  • Recent (3 months) proof of address (such as a telephone or utility bill) in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster or the North Shore
  • Care cards or any government-issued ID for all of the dependants living with you (both adults and children)

If you are an existing client, please bring your GVFB Client Card with you when you visit one of our locations.

Masks are encouraged at all GVFB locations; please wear a mask when you come to register and/or pick up food to protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you come to one of our food distribution locations as a new client with ID for yourself only, you will receive food on your first visit. Once any dependent family members are registered, you may pick up food for them.

In May 2021 we launched our Client Information Update project. It’s important to us to have accurate data on our clients because the more we know, the more we can help. When we understand who needs our support and what trends we are seeing in food bank usage, we can proactively design programs and partner with specific community agencies in meaningful ways.


We are here to help, with healthy food and a welcoming team.