Here’s how you can provide food assistance to Richmond residents going through financial difficulties:
Monetary donations allow us to buy the food we need as it is needed, and allow us to purchase perishable items such as fruit, vegetables, and milk. For each dollar donated, we can give out about $6 worth of food.
- Cash or Cheque in person at 5800 Cedarbridge Way. You can also mail cheques made out to the Richmond Food Bank to 100-5800 Cedarbridge Way, Richmond, BC, V6X 2A7
- Credit card donations online through Canada Helps, or over the phone 604-271-5609
We are a registered charity and can provide a tax receipt for $20 or more.
Non-Perishable Food Donations
Please take a look at our Most Needed Items and items we are unable to accept.
Food can be dropped off at #100 – 5800 Cedarbridge Way any time during our hours of operation, except during our grocery distribution times.
Please drop off donations:
- Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays between 9 am and 3 pm
- Wednesdays between 1 pm and 3 pm
- Thursdays between 1 pm and 6 pm
- Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm
- You can also place non-perishables in designated donation bins at any Richmond Safeway, Save-On Foods, Pricemart, IGA, or any Richmond City Community Centres during their business hours.
Depending on the amount of food, we can potentially pick up your donations. Please Contact Us if you have a significant amount of food and we will make arrangements.
We can provide charitable tax receipts for donations of food and other products we need (such as diapers, shampoo, toothpaste) with good best before dates that you purchase in a store. We will need the original store receipt in order to process the charitable tax receipt.
CRA guidelines restrict our ability to provide a charitable tax receipts for wholesale or in-kind donations. On occasion, we can make an exception for product that we require, if the product has a long shelf life. If you feel that your donation may meet these guidelines, please contact us for confirmation.
Perishable Food Donations
We work hard to provide healthy, nutritionally balanced grocery assistance to the people we serve, and fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of the grocery assistance we offer. We rely on donations from farmers, non-profits, individuals, and wholesale companies for the fresh produce we provide.
Here is how you can donate fresh produce to us:
- If you have a small amount of fresh produce that you’d like to donate, please drop off your donation during office hours.
- If you would like to donate a large amount of fresh produce (more than 5 boxes), we may be able to pick up your donation. Please Contact Us.
- If you are a farmer and would like to donate your fresh produce to us, you may be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Please Contact Us for more information. You may also be eligible for the BC Farmers’ Food Donation Tax credit. Please visit this website or speak to your accountant for more details.
- If your household has fresh produce (like apples on your apple tree) that you need picked and want to donate, the Richmond Food Security Society has a Fruit Gleaning service. Please contact the Richmond Food Security Society for more details.
Food Drives and Partnership Opportunities
Please complete our Food Drive Registration form to organize a food drive or donation drive for us. You can also Contact Us for information about sponsoring or partnering to provide programs, initiatives, or events.
The Richmond Food Bank is very grateful for your donations, which enable us to serve more than 1400 people each week through our grocery distribution and more than 700 people through the food we provide to our community partners. We rely on your support, as a non-government organization and a registered charity.