Ms. Ng can eat fresh, healthy food - thanks to you!

You’re helping people across Greater Vancouver, like Ms. Ng, who are really struggling to eat healthy these days.

Ms. Ng is a 79-year-old single senior who recently registered as a Greater Vancouver Food Bank client. 

She says,

“I lost my husband over ten years ago,and I’ve been alone ever since. Food has been so expensive, and I can no longer afford eggs or meat to keep myself full. It has been challenging to seek support, and after hearing about the Food Bank from a friend, I decided to reach out for help, which was very difficult for me previously.”

You already know that prices for fresh, nutritious foods have skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Here at the Food Bank, we’re seeing an unprecedented increase in clients registering for our services for the first time. In fact, we’ve had a 51% increase in registrations this year, compared to last year.

Our new clients cite unemployment, fixed income, inflation, and the need to flee their disaster-torn homes as reasons for accessing the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Thankfully, with your kind support, we’re meeting the need. You provide Ms. Ng, and other seniors, with a special nutrition pack loaded with lean proteins, whole grains, fresh produce, nutrition shakes, and more!

Ms. Ng says, “These extra packs provide me with the staples I need to maintain my health. I can’t wait to cook with eggs again! Thank you, GVFB!”

Our heartfelt thanks to YOU, and all of our kind and compassionate friends, who have continued to give so generously throughout these challenging years. We simply could not continue to meet the dramatically increased need for food assistance without you by our side!

Your gifts are stretching father through community partnerships. Giving nutritious food and baby essentials to women and children in need.

When you give to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, you’re also supporting our 141 Community Agency Partners doing amazing work to help people in need of extra assistance all across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore.

That includes essential agencies like Burnaby Family Life, which has been helping local families and expectant mothers for over 50 years. In the past, this agency depended on diapers and baby necessities they received from the GVFB. We’re excited to announce that, as of February 2023, they’ve become one of our official Community Agency Partners.

Now, your kind and generous gifts will also provide fresh fruit and veggies to the women and children registered in Burnaby Family Life’s programs.


“Many members of this program are of Afghan or Syrian descent and rely on fresh produce and Halal food products rather than canned nonperishables. The clients greatly appreciate the impact of this new food contribution, including the ongoing support of diapers. With the food provided, our team can offer cooking demonstrations and encourage new ways to use the products. In return, our clients have shown us ways to stretch the impact of our food provided, such as making yogurt out of milk products. As food and living costs rise, these clients can better use the food and access family necessities such as diapers. Access to these sources allows them to spend their money on other needs for the family,”

 shares Jude Hopkinson, Outreach Worker, Pre & Post Natal Services.

Thank you so much for your compassionate support! Your generosity is stretching farther, reaching even more people through 141 community agency partners across Greater Vancouver.

We're moving to a new long-term home!

As you may know, our team has been searching high and low for a new Vancouver home to lay down our roots since the beginning of the pandemic!

With more than 60% of our clients based in Vancouver, finding a location where we can stay for an extended period of time is critical, especially now as we face an unprecedented level of need in our communities.

We are delighted to tell you that the Greater Vancouver Food Bank has found a new long-term lease for our Vancouver distribution
location. Our new location is highly accessible by transit and offers a comfortable space with indoor heating. This new space will also optimize our cold storage capacity! 

Stay tuned for more information on our new
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Family Brunch Frittata with Shrimp & Scallions


  • 12 large fresh BC eggs, whisked just until the yolks and white are blended 
  • 3 tbsp, full-fat sour cream
  • 2 cups chopped scallions (green and white parts) 
  • 1 big handful of baby spinach or more as you wish 
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic 
  • 2 cups or 1 lb raw peeled shrimps, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (divide into 2 containers) 
  • 5 tbsp canola oil
  • Italian parsley, washed, and coarsely chopped 
  • ½ tbsp kosher salt


1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
2. Crack 12 eggs into a large mixing bowl and add the sour cream and salt.
3. Whisk the egg mixture just until blended.
4. Whisk in ½ cup of the grated parmesan cheese into the egg mixture and set aside.
5. Prepare a large cast iron skillet (at least 12 inches) or any shallow frying pans that is
oven safe.
6. Heat up 5 tbsp canola oil on a medium heat, add green onions, spinach and garlic,
lightly sweat off for 2-3 minutes or until the white part of green onions soften.
7. Add the chopped prawns and cook for 5 minutes while stirring well or until shrimps turn
pink on the outside.
8. Whisk the egg mixture one more time to ensure the parmesan cheese is thoroughly mixed.
9. Pour the eggs into the pan, stir with a rubber spatula to combine all the ingredients
together and evenly distribute it across the pan. Once the outside edge of the frittata
turns lighter in colour after 2-3 minutes, sprinkle the rest of parmesan cheese (reserved)
on top of the frittata.
10. Put the pan into the oven carefully and bake for 9-12 minutes, use a wooden skewer to
poke in the centre of frittata, it is ready if the skewer comes out clean and the eggs are
puffy enough. Cool for 5 minutes.
11. Serve it tableside from the pan or transfer to a large round platter.
12. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top of the frittata.

Giving monthly brings Mary joy!

Mary has been giving to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank each and every month for more than 10 years.

She says, “Giving monthly is easy and it provides a consistent source of funding that the GVFB can count on.”

As a banker, Mary encounters many clients who find themselves unable to afford the bare necessities. She says, “I had a conversation with a woman who is physically disabled and unable to work full time. She didn’t even have enough money to feed herself properly let alone build an emergency account or save for her retirement. I saw her grit and determination to stand on her two feet. I knew that I needed to support an organization that provided people like her with nourishment in a dignified manner.”

Thank you Mary! We value and depend on our Full Heart Club monthly supporters, who provide an ongoing and reliable source of income we can use to plan ahead and purchase healthy food and other necessities.

As Mary says, “Giving back to the community brings me joy and being able to see firsthand the positive impact your donation has is priceless.”