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Greater Vancouver Food Bank


Business No: 107449787RR0001

Providing healthy food to those in need.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank


The Greater Vancouver Food Bank was set up as a temporary relief to the hunger crisis in 1983 and has grown significantly in the three decades since then.

Today, the GVFB provides assistance to approximately 16,000 people monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore.

26% of our clients are children and youth, 14% are seniors. We have three specialized nutrition programs for children from birth to 12 years old, as well as one just for seniors. 

We also provide food support to over 139 community agencies throughout these communities, such as housing agencies, women and children's shelters, transition homes and after school programs, which in turn provide meals and snacks to thousands of people each week, including people who are homeless. 

The GVFB receives, purchases and distributes more than 8 million pounds of food per year. Because of our size, scale and unique position in the local food system, we have greater buying power than can be achieved at the grocery store, and can double the value of each donated dollar we receive, maximizing the impact of our donors’ generous contributions.

We receive no ongoing government funding, and exist solely through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations in our communities.

OUR MISSION: Providing Healthy Food to Those in Need.

OUR VISION: Healthy Communities Through Fair and Effective Food Systems.


8345 Winston St

Burnaby, BC, V5A 2H3

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