Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Food Drives

Food/Fund Drive Notes

Thank you for supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Food and/or Fund Drives are a great way to raise community spirit within your organization, group or school.

The following is a short guideline to assist your efforts to provide food to those in need in our communities.

  1. Registering your Food/Fund Drive
    1. Please complete the online form , or download and complete the application form and email or fax it to Shelly Nizar at fooddrives@foodbank.bc.ca or fax 604-876-7323.
    2. Due to volume of food/fund drive requests, we strive to respond to queries within 3-5 business days. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
    3. In order to reduce duplication, please do not submit more than one application form per food drive.
  2. Supply Pick-up and Donation Drop-off
    1. Help maximize the Food Bank’s resources by picking up your Food/Fund Drive supplies at our office and/or dropping off your food donations at our warehouse, both located at 1150 Raymur Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
    2. Monetary donations can be made in person, by mail, by phone or through our website.
    3. Cheques should be made out to: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
    4. We are open Monday to Friday
      1. Warehouse: 7:00am - 3:00pm
      2. Office: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  3. Supply Delivery and Donation Pick-up
    1. Our drivers operate between 7:00am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday in the following communities:
      1. Monday - Vancouver and North Shore
      2. Tuesday - Burnaby
      3. Wednesday - North Shore
      4. Thursday - Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, North Shore
      5. Friday - Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, North Shore
    2. Please note: Due to limited staff resources, we are unable to accept requests for specific supply drop-off or donation pick-up times.
    3. Should you be unable to arrange drop-off of food donations, we can schedule a pick-up of only 10 or more full food donation boxes.
    4. When donations are being picked up, please ask to see Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society identification from the individual who arrives for pick up. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our main office at 604-876-3601.
    5. The boxes should be easily accessible to our drivers. (i.e. loading bay, front door, 1st floor, etc.)
    6. Due to liability issues, we do not deliver supplies to or pick-up donations from private residences.
  4. Food Donation Box Special Instructions
    1. All boxes must be taped at the bottom with packing tape.
    2. Once full, boxes should be folded closed with no overflow.