ABOUT US

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Food Banks BC is grateful and honoured to work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations. We are a provincial organization and our work goes beyond the place where we live and impacts the lives of nations across BC and Turtle Island.

Vision, Mission, Goals & Values

Our Vision: 

A hunger-free British Columbia

Our Mission: 

To lead, inspire, empower and support our members to achieve hunger-free communities for all British Columbians 

Our Goals:  

  • Provide value for members by enabling and supporting our members to learn, share, build capacity and sustainability, and meet the needs of their communities.

  • Identify and implement governance and operational best practices to enhance Food Banks BC's longterm value to our members and stakeholders.

  • Effectively represent the collective interests of our members to all stakeholders through advocacy while working innovatively and cooperatively to reduce food insecurity in British Columbia.

  • Provide leadership by supporting and promoting food security initiatives and agencies beyond our membership, where possible.

Our Values:

  • Integrity - We are honourable, inclusive, respectful, and trustworthy

  • Dignity - We see and respect the inherent value and worth of every British Columbian

  • Accountability - We are accountable to our members and transparent in our dealings with all stakeholders

  • Collaboration - We share and work with our stakeholders and each other collaboratively towards common goals

  • Equity - We advocate for and believe in equitable access to food for all British Columbians

  • Responsiveness - We adapt and respond appropriately to changing conditions with timeliness, flexibility, and innovation

Food Banks BC is the provincial association of food banks. Our membership comprises of 105 hunger relief agencies throughout British Columbia.

 

We support our members through the provision of resources that assist their efforts to tackle hunger in communities they represent. This is achieved through the distribution of food and financial donations, providing access to training and capacity building programs, networking opportunities, and as a representative voice to speak to the needs of food banks as well as the hundreds of thousands of British Columbians who face ongoing food insecurity.

 

Our vision is a hunger-free British Columbia. 

Food Banks BC is a member of Food Banks Canada.