Most Needed Items

Most Needed Items

By Keith Yee in Donation on April 6, 2018

Updated January 2019

Thank you for supporting our neighbours in need with your donation of healthy, nutritious food.  In a typical week, your donations help us serve more than 1300 people through our grocery distributions and an additional 800 people through our school meals and community partners programs

Here are some of our most needed items: (Click here to download our Most Needed Items poster)

  • Canned meat and fish
  • Soup (Chunky Soup, Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Celery, Chicken Noodle, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Pasta, rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toiletries and Personal Hygiene items – toilet tissue, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products

Monetary donations allow us to purchase perishable food items, including fresh fruits, vegetables and milk.  We also have great purchasing power – for every $1 we spend, we give out $6 worth of food.  Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt.

You can donate online, over the phone (604-271-5609) with a credit card, or through the mail with a cheque (100-5800 Cedarbridge Way, Richmond BC, V6X 2A7).  Please contact us for more information, or visit our donate page for details on how and when to donate food.

About the author

Keith Yee

Keith Yee is the Richmond Food Bank's General Manager.