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Thank You Universal Buddhist Temple!

By Alex Nixon in Thank You on April 13, 2018

A huge thank you to the Universal Buddhist Temple for their generous donation of 900 lbs of non-perishable food! Pictured here are two officials from the temple with RFB Office Manager Judy.  They heard about our programs and services, and wanted to help our neighbours in need.  We’re grateful for their support! If you’d like…

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Most Needed Items

By Alex Nixon in Donation on April 6, 2018

Updated 6 April 2018 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. Peanut Butter (all sizes) Tinned meat…

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Services for Homeless People in Richmond

By Alex Nixon in Information about Poverty on March 29, 2018

Since the announcement of the modular housing project on Elmbridge, we have been asked about what services we offer for homeless people in Richmond. We help Richmond’s homeless population primarily through three programs: our Grocery Distribution program- in 2017, we served 72 people who didn’t have residences (including people who live on the streets and…

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Happy Birthday to Us!

By Alex Nixon in RFB in the Community on March 27, 2018

The Richmond Food Bank turned 35 this March- we officially opened our doors in March 1983 at St Alban Church! We were originally planned as a temporary source of support during an economic downturn.  However, the need only grew. We served 20 families the first day with grocery hampers.  Today, we serve more than 2200…

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Happy Easter! Here are RFB’s hours for the 2018 Easter Weekend

By Alex Nixon in RFB News on March 27, 2018

Happy Easter! We are closed on Friday 30 March all day for Good Friday. On Saturday 31 March, our Cedarbridge Way office (10 am to 2 pm) and Blundell Grocery Depot (10 am to 11:30 am) will be open as usual. Our Cedarbridge Way office will be open on Monday 2 April as usual- 9…

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