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Food Services & Food Banks in Vancouver

Are you or someone you know in need of food or food services? HelpSeeker is your online directory for food banks and food resources available in Vancouver, BC.

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Food Services

If you or someone you know needs support to access their next meal, a food hamper program, or other food assistance services, there are many different food resources available in British Columbia. Whether you are looking for local food banks in Vancouver or the surrounding area such as Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey,or Richmond, low-income meal programs, or nutrition support, HelpSeeker makes it quick and easy to find the help you need. It’s free, anonymous, and accessible in 23 languages.

Food Banks

Food banks offer pick-up of free food and food hampers.

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Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB)

While we continue to provide assistance to help address the immediate needs of the community, we also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a long-term solution to the hunger crisis. Our goal is to build strong, connected communities through the power of food. Each week we provide healthy food to over 8,500+ clients in need, and approximately 80 Community Agency Partners…

AMS of UBC Food Bank

The AMS Food Bank is an emergency food relief service for UBC students in need. We offer various non-perishable foods, personal hygiene supplies, budgeting tips and information on additional resources in and around Vancouver…

Surrey Food Bank Society

The Surrey Food Bank’s (SFB) food hamper program provides food assistance to low income individuals in Surrey and North Delta. We also provide nutritional support specifically for families with pregnant mothers and babies up to 2-years of age…

Food Hampers

Food distribution programs that provide free groceries, vouchers, or low-income food boxes.

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Food Stash Foundation - Rescued Food Box Program

We provide weekly deliveries of fresh, nutritious, and delicious rescued food to families experiencing food insecurities in and around Metro Vancouver. The program is offered as a monthly membership which costs $10 per week to ensure the accessibility of our service. New clients can subscribe to the program to receive a weekly box filled delivered right to their door…

The Salvation Army North Shore - Fresh Food Box

Five days a week a fresh food box/ grocery bag is available for individuals and families in need, at the North Shore Salvation Army distribution location…

Low-Cost Meals

Meal programs offer free, drop-in meals from community kitchens and low-cost meal delivery services.

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GWFC - Free Dinner, Feast of Flavours

Free prepared meals/snacks are provided by food donations from various organizations and groups in the community…

Vancouver Harbour Light - Community Meal Program

Our community meal program provides free, nutritious meals for up to 400 men, women, and children at each service. Our meals are open to everyone!

Food Education

These programs provide support and education on nutrition, cooking, or special dietary concerns.

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Gordon Neighbourhood House - West End Food Series

Gordon Neighbourhood House is excited to present the West End Food Series, a year-round series of seasonal workshops and events that celebrate food and community. Our main focus is to bring public attention to various issues and concerns in our food system and facilitate skill development in areas like urban farming and food preparation…

Family Services of Greater Vancouver - Food Skills for Families

6-week program for at-risk populations including newcomers, seniors, and people on low incomes. A hands-on curriculum that makes healthy eating, shopping, and cooking easy, quick, and fun. Gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to make healthy meals, and snacks…

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