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3rd Annual Citywide Food Drive

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s CITYWIDE FOOD DRIVE returns for the third year to Save-On-Foods locations in Burnaby and North Vancouver, at The Church of Latter-Day Saints on West 41st in Vancouver and online 3rd ANNUAL CITYWIDE FOOD DRIVE.

On September 15th the public will have an opportunity to quickly and easily donate healthy, nutritious food to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Residents across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminister and the North Shore can look out for CITYWIDE FOOD DRIVE brown paper grocery bags on doorsteps delivered up to a week before the event. Our signature bags can be filled with nutritious, non-perishable food such as canned fish; canned chicken and turkey; canned black beans, chickpeas and kidney beans; whole pasta and brown rice in addition to other items from our TOP 10/5 MOST WANTED list and dropped off to stores on September 15th from 9am-5pm.

Donations can also be made online from August 15th to September 15th through our 3rd ANNUAL CITYWIDE FOOD DRIVE Virtual Food Drive page.
Three convenient ways to participate and support the Food Bank toward our mission of building strong, connected communities through the power of food!
Please join us for one of our biggest Food Drives, September 15th from 9am to 5pm, on your doorstep and online anytime until September 15th!

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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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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

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    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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