BCfresh supports these non-profit organizations
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB)
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is a non-profit organization with a mission to create empowering environments that provide and promote access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFB provides assistance to over 26,500 people weekly through 13 food locations and more than 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. The GVFB is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all and through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help end hunger.
Take a Bite of BC Participation
Take a Bite of BC is a BC Agriculture initiative to raise appreciation for local farms and their importance within the community, economically and environmentally.
BCfresh donates produce to high school culinary arts programs so students can experience the benefits of cooking with locally grown food. The produce is delivered from the BCfresh facility to the classroom and many of the classroom lessons are then served in the school cafeteria.
Surrey Food Bank
The Surrey Food Bank is a registered charity with a vision of “A nourished and thriving community, free of poverty”. Since 1983, the Surrey Food Bank has been assisting individuals and families living in Surrey and North Delta by providing nutritious food to supplement their own food purchases.
All funding comes from our community as the food bank does not receive any core government funding. The combination of staff and community contributions whether they are financial gifts, food, volunteer time, initiative or skills is powerful.
BCfresh supports the Surrey Food Bank in two main ways – providing cost-controlled access for weekly purchases of fresh local produce, as well as donations of fresh produce during key times of the year.
Please support the Surrey Food Bank today by visiting Surrey Food Bank Society.
Food Banks BC
ood Banks BC is the provincial member association of food banks in British Columbia. Food Banks BC is a proud member of Food Banks Canada.
They support their members through the provision of resources that support growth and sustainability. This is achieved through the distribution of food and financial donations, providing access to training and capacity-building programs, networking opportunities and the sharing of best practices, and as a representative voice to speak to the needs of food banks and their communities throughout BC.
Food Banks BC membership is comprised of 102 food banks across the province.