Other Food Bank Services

The SPFoodBank realizes we cannot provide everything that parents will need. Based on your feedback, the same can be said for many of the organizations listed below. Food bank usage has increased dramatically since 2008 (see Hunger Count 2011) along with rising food costs.

Our packages are highly dependent upon donor contributions and we continue to work in your community to ensure your perishable food needs are met. Should we receive other donated non-perishable foods we will also include these in your packages. We encourage families to research and utilize all available community resources to help offset those days of the month that are most challenging.
 
Please note that we are not affiliated with the organizations below. SPFB is a small, independent, self-supporting, registered non-profit organization with a mission of supporting low-income single parent families and their children by providing quality, nutritional perishable foods and baby items. Please contact these resources directly for information.
 
NOTE:  Some of the organizations below have specific geographical service boundaries and not all organizations will advertise their food bank locations. If you do not see a FB local to you, please inquire directly to those organizations for further information.
 

BC's largest not-for-profit food exchange program. We offer access to and a choice of affordable, healthy food to those who face barriers to this basic necessity of life. With the assistance of our food vendor and social service agency partners, as well as other stakeholders, we have fine-tuned our social enterprise model to become a hub of food redistribution in the Lower Mainland. Our programs are seen as essential to marginalized individuals as they transition from food bank reliance to self-sufficiency.

Fresh Choice Kitchens (formerly the Vancouver Community Kitchen Project) works to create opportunities for people to cook together, thereby building community strength through food. What began as a Vancouver area effort in the mid-’90s has evolved into a community kitchen resource for all B.C. It creates and collects educational tools and shares them through workshops, in print and online. It supports individuals and community groups who want to run a kitchen. It fosters independence by offering groups the knowledge and resources that community kitchens (CKs) need to manage themselves and to overcome obstacles. 

Food Banks Canada represents and supports the food banking community in Canada, and we are committed to developing strong relationships with our membership as we work together towards our dual mission of meeting the short-term need for food and finding long-term solutions to hunger.

Represents 87 Food Banks in the province of BC by:  Coordinating the distribution of product made available through Food Bank Canada’s National Food Sharing System, Coordinating the BC Share program which raises 1 million dollars worth of food for food banks throughout the province, Coordinating provincial fund raisers, Liaising between member food banks and Food Banks Canada and educating the public on hunger issues in BC.