COVID – 19 RESPONSE
We want to assure our Partners, Donors, Volunteers and Clients that our food bank network is working hard to meet the needs of everyone who needs help. Local food banks are making sure they continue to meet the needs of all individuals and families, and are adapting to ensure food is distributed safely. Yes, we will be staying open and ready to assist.
To Clients of our Member Food Banks:
Please visit our Find a Food Bank page and connect directly with your own local food bank. They will let you know about opening hours and new protocols designed to keep you safe while you access services.
To our Donors and Partners.
Now more than ever, we need your help to assist our network. All monies donated will be used to provide food and support to our food banks. Please give generously.
Food Banks BC is grateful to have had the opportunity to share $3 million dollars from the Provincial Government, Community Gaming Grants, with food banks throughout the Province during the Provincial State of Emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more details, please click here.
* ADVISORY: Door-to-Door Solicitation
Food Banks BC and its 100 member food banks do NOT solicit cash donations from door-to-door, nor do they support anyone doing so on their behalf.
Occasionally food banks may be supported by a local community partner that collects food on their behalf, however in these cases that partner will have a letter of verification that contains an identifiable food bank, contact name and phone number for verification purposes.
If you are solicited for a cash donation to assist a food bank by anyone claiming to act on behalf of, or work for Food Banks BC or another local food bank, please contact our office as well as report your encounter to your own local authorities.