Other Resources

Richmond is blessed to have many agencies and organizations that work toward alleviating hunger and poverty.

 Here are the community meals currently operating in Richmond:

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm: St. Alban Church- 7260 St Albans Rd

1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the Month: Peace Mennonite Church- 11571 Daniels Rd

Wednesdays at 6 pm: Bethel Church- 10200 No 5 Rd

Thursdays at 12 pm: Salvation Army- 8280 Gilbert Rd

Thursdays at 5:30 pm: Gilmore Park United Church- 8060 No 1 Rd

Saturdays at 12 pm: Richmond Baptist Church- 6640 Blundell Rd

Here are other agencies that help alleviate poverty in Richmond:

CHIMO

“CHIMO provides diverse services from community building to prevention, from individual crisis support to advocacy, and from peer support to education. CHIMO engages in collaborative community planning and develops innovative resources to address emerging needs.”

Pathways Clubhouse

“Pathways Clubhouse offers hope, encouragement and opportunities to our members who have a mental illness. Members reclaim their lives through a supportive environment that focuses on the person’s strengths and talents rather than their illness.”

Richmond Family Place

“Richmond Family Place works to ensure that all children will have a healthy start in life by offering a safe and welcoming environment to all families by providing programming that supports children in reaching their full potential.”

Richmond Addiction Services

“If you are struggling with substance use or misuse or having difficulty withgambling or another addictive behaviour you have come to the right place. Richmond Addiction Services offers support and counselling for you and your loved one.”

Sharing Farm Society

“The Sharing Farm grows food to feed Richmond families in need. The Farm is run by community members for community members, and is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, local produce to our less fortunate neighbours. The Sharing Farm operates on a tiny budget, but thanks to the generosity of our over 1,000 yearly volunteers and the devotion of a small core of part-time staff, the Farm is able to provide thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables every year to community meals throughout the city and the Richmond Food Bank.”

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. provides services in settlement, English as a second language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, health care, housing, and community and volunteer development.”

Volunteer Richmond

“We are a non-profit, charitable organization which has been bringing people and services together through information and the promotion of volunteerism since 1972. Whether it’s by providing the programs that Richmond needs or connecting people to other organizations and services, Volunteer Richmond Information Services is at the centre of bringing Richmond together.”

These agencies advocate on behalf of low-income people:

Richmond Poverty Response Committee

“The Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC) is a coalition of Richmond residents and agencies working together to reduce poverty and the impacts of poverty with research, projects and public education.”

Richmond Food Security Society

“The Richmond Food Security Society aims to: educate and raise awareness about vulnerable populations and food security issues; increase the affordable access of healthy, nutritious foods in Richmond; build individual, household and community capacity around food skills; conduct research to develop policies, programs and reports addressing food security/sustainable food; and seek and provide funding to build a resilient food system in Richmond.”