To ensure we are supporting those in need, client incomes will be qualified according to Statistics Canada LICO 2018 (Low Income Cut-offs – after tax) which represents the need to spend a disproportionate amount of income on the necessities of food, shelter, and clothing. We will add 10% (over double inflation rate in the last two years) to the LICO 2018 income levels.

Link to Stats Canada Low Income Cut-offs (see Population 500,000 and over):

If you need help obtaining ID or have questions, please contact:

Rita Chan at [email protected]  or  Michelle Kotowski at [email protected]

If you do not live in Burnaby, New Westminster, the North Shore, or Vancouver. Please visit the other local food banks in your city.

After registering, you will receive a client card that allows you to pick-up food from any of our locations once a week. All client information is kept private and confidential and is not shared with anyone without permission.

During the registration process, you will be asked some questions that will help the GVFB maintain accurate demographic data to inform the programs we offer, and the donations we require to provide those programs. We also provide aggregate, non-identifying data to municipal, provincial and federal poverty reduction initiatives.