Getting Help

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The Richmond Food Bank is available to help Richmond residents who are experiencing financial difficulties.  We work on the honor system, without an income or means test.  The food we offer has been purchased and donated by the community to help people in need.

You can collect groceries once a week from any of the six distribution times.

Distribution times and locations are:

Mondays from 3:30 to 5 pm at our Boyd Depot located in the portable at Hugh Boyd Secondary (9200 No 1 Rd)

Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 5 pm at our Daniels Depot located in Peace Mennonite Church (11571 Daniels Rd);

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm and Thursdays from 6 pm to 7 pm at our Main Office (5800 Cedarbridge Way)

Saturdays from 10 am to 11:30 am at our Blundell Depot located in Richmond Baptist Church (6640 Blundell Rd)

Here’s a poster with maps of our new Depot locations:

Client Poster - English Client Poster - ChineseFood choices and amounts are generally the same for all locations.

To collect food you need:

        • ID for everyone in your household who needs food.  This can be a driver’s license, BCID, passport, Care Card, or Birth Certificate
        • Proof that you live in Richmond, such as a recently dated piece of mail or rental receipt.  You must bring this every time you pick up food

When you arrive, you will likely need to wait in line.  Here is what we expect of people while waiting in line:

RFB Lineup Etiquette- English

RFB Lineup Etiquette- Chinese

Every depot works on the choice distribution model, meaning that you will get to choose the foods that you receive from a variety of categories including:

        • fresh fruits and vegetables
        • condiments and baking supplies
        • drinks, including coffee and tea
        • pastries, donated by local grocery stores and cafes
        • bread, offered by local grocery stores
        • Pasta/Rice
        • Protein items
        • dairy items, including fresh milk for families with children under the age of 18, and canned or powdered milk for everyone else
        • boutique, including soap, shampoo, toilet paper, and similar items
        • baby, including diapers, formula, and food for babies under the age of 2 and diapers/pullups for children under the age of three
        • healthy snacks for children between the ages of 2 and 13

If you’re curious at what Best Before and Expiry dates mean, and our policies around them, please read this post or Contact Us.