We know that everyone needs some assistance from time to time and we’re here to help.
We provide food support to clients within the Boundary region, including Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, Bridesville and Beaverdell.
How it works
We are open for drop in visits on Tuesdays, from 10 am to 3 pm. Just come by the Food Bank, with your ID (driver’s licence, birth certificate, or other government issued ID). If it’s your first time, you will need to bring ID for each person listed on your application. We’ll get you registered, then one of our friendly volunteers will show you how the process works.
We’re also open the first 2 Fridays of the month, 10 am to noon, for appointments. You can book your appointment in person at the Food Bank, or you can call us at 250-442-2800. Wait times are generally significantly reduced for clients that choose to book appointments.
We offer non-perishables, as well as produce, dairy, protein (meat, eggs, cheese etc), plus basic items such as toothpaste. And we’re set up to let you choose those foods that best suit your needs. Please bring your own bags or boxes for packing your food in.
Our Food Bank is 100% funded by donations from the community, so the amount of food available to clients may vary from month to month as supplies change. We expect clients to have allocated some of their resources towards a food budget. Our services supplement that budget. We try to provide you with enough food to last your family 5 to 7 days, and to provide you with food from each area of Canada’s Food Guide.
Our space is alcohol and drug free and a safe space for all. We will not tolerate aggressive behaviour towards our volunteers or towards other clients.
Service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on how busy it is, you may have to wait to receive your food. We’ll have coffee on and snacks available for you while you wait. Many of our clients enjoy the opportunity to visit with friends while they wait their turn. Note that mornings tend to be busier than afternoons, and the first 2 Tuesdays in a month tend to be busier than later in the month, so plan your visit to best suit your own needs. Seasonally, we also offer a soup and bun lunch during our Tuesday open hours. Clients are welcome to share in this free meal.
How often can I come?
You are entitled to receive a full allotment of food once per month. In addition, you are welcome to come any day that we’re open and help yourself to buns from the freezers in the waiting area, or to any extras we have set out.
We do offer limited emergency top-ups, if you find yourself unable to make it through the month. The number of emergency top-ups that a client can have in the year is restricted, based on our limited supplies.