The Richmond Food Bank is a dynamic hub that connects people, food, and services that are essential to health and well-being – the hallmark of a caring community. The Richmond Food Bank gives healthy and nutritionally-balanced food to over 1500 people a week, providing Richmond residents with healthy food choices and connecting our clients to services that address the root causes of poverty.
Here’s a video that highlights our many programs and the 180 volunteers who tirelessly work to help our neighbours in need:
We are here to serve Richmond residents who need help. There are many reasons to access the food bank: working for low wages, having hours cut back or losing a job, suffering from chronic illness or disability, living on a fixed income, or homelessness. Whatever the reason you need help, we are here to provide food assistance.
The Richmond Food Bank receives no government support; we rely on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and schools to serve the more than 1500 people a week who come to us for help. We do not solicit door to door or by telephone for donations.
Monetary donations allow us to purchase perishable items, such as fresh vegetables and milk, that are so very important for a healthy diet. For every $1 we spend, we collect and distribute $6 worth of food. Donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.
We have many different programs at the Richmond Food Bank, including our Ageless Volunteerism program, our Community Information Table, and our Play and Learn program. Here is a list of the programs we host at the Richmond Food Bank.
Our Mission: To be a caring organization that provides food assistance, advocacy, and related support for community members in need
Our Vision: A caring community where no one goes hungry