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We believe people should have access to healthy and sustainable food in a dignified manner. Learn more about our mission and community initiatives here. Our Programs.

CANstruction 2018

In support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, CANstruction Vancouver is an annual competition where teams from across the Lower Mainland compete in designing and building fun, large structures made entirely out of nutritious canned foods. Each team has 12 hours to build their structure, and then structures are on display as art exhibits for one week. 100% of the proceeds of CANstruction Vancouver goes towards the GVFB, in support of their more than 27,000 members.

In 2018, CANstruction Vancouver runs from November 3rd to 11th at Lougheed Town Centre. Since beginning in 2002, CANstruction Vancouver has raised more than 1.3 Millions cans of food for the GVFB.

You can register your team here. Teams are required to pay a $500 registration fee ($250 for schools). The cut-off for registration is July 31, 2018.

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Want to support access to healthy food in your community? Your donations change lives, helping 27,000 people who access our services weekly!

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    Every dollar counts! Monetary contributions allow us to buy quality, fresh food and support a variety of community agencies and food distribution programs.

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    We are generously supported by volunteers who offer their time to help in a variety of ways. From individuals to corporate teams, there is an opportunity to contribute in a way that works for you or your organization.

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Who We Support

We believe in helping to grow healthy communities together. Currently we work with close to 100 organizations that include at-risk youth, women’s centres and other social service agencies.

  • 27000

    People Supported


  • 4.4Million

    Pounds of Food

    Shared Annually

  • 39600


    Distributed Monthly

  • 75000

    Volunteer Hours

    Given Annually

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank was set up as temporary relief to the hunger crisis in 1982 and is now an organization striving towards a model rooted in education, empowerment and sustainability. Learn more about our story and meet the individuals who are helping us take tackle the next crucial stage in our journey.

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