How to Donate Food

Raising food and funds in the community is one of our favourite activities. It is both crucial to what we do and a fantastic way of increasing awareness of the challenges many people face meeting their food needs.


How do I pick-up supplies and drop-off donations?

  • We have a number of supplies we can provide to you from boxes to posters and information leaflets once you have registered your food drive with us.
  • You can help maximize the Food Bank’s resources by picking up your food and fund drives supplies at our office and/or dropping off your food donations at our warehouse, located at 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby, BC
  • Warehouse hours are Monday to Friday,  7:00am – 3:00pm. A staff person will be happy to assist you with your donation of food.
  • Please note: we are committed to respecting the privacy of our clients. We do not accept donations at our individual food bank locations, because they are intended for use by food bank members.
  • You may also take your non-perishable food donations to any Safeway, Save on Foods, Superstore, or Fire Hall in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore.

How do I make a monetary donation? 

  • Please do not leave monetary donations with your food donations.
  • Monetary donations can be made in person, by mail, by phone or online. Cheques should be made out to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

Do I need to register my food drive?

  • Yes! To host a food drive please complete our online form in order for us to best support your work.
  • Due to the volume of Food and Fund Drives requests, we try to respond within 3-5 business days. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
  • Should you be unable to arrange drop-off food donations, we can schedule a pick-up when you have 10 or more full food donation boxes (please specify when you register).

Food Drive Registration Form

What are some other options for food drives?

  • You can now also shop online for the food bank with our new Virtual Food Drive. Set your team a fundraising target and share your own online dedicated fundraising page with others to help support your initiative

Start a Virtual Food Drive

What are some ways that I can make my food drive a success?

  • Learn about how to make your food drive with us a success with our helpful tips.

Third Party Event Guidelines

If you have reviewed the FAQ’s and still have questions, please contact our Food Drive Coordinator at: [email protected]

Thank you for your support!