We Like Fresh Produce Donations!

We Like Fresh Produce Donations!

By Keith Yee in Donation on May 29, 2015

Did your vegetable garden or fruit tree produce a bumper crop? Are you a farmer? Please consider donating your excess, good-quality fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables to the Richmond Food Bank.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential – many of the people we serve are dealing with health concerns and/or are raising children, and fresh produce helps them maintain their health.

We purchase fresh foods like protein-rich items, dairy and substitutes, and much-needed foods that are not donated in sufficient quantities. Monetary donations are crucial to helping the 1300 people who use our grocery distribution services in a typical week, as we are a registered charity that is not funded by the government. To donate, please visit our Canada Helps page and Donate Now. We give out about $6 worth of food for every dollar donated (based on 2019 data).

Donations of fresh produce can be dropped off at the Richmond Food Bank (100-5800 Cedarbridge Way) on:

  • Mondays to Fridays between 9 am and 3 pm;
  • Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm

If you require pickup, one of our volunteer drivers will be happy to collect your donation of 5 or more large boxes. Please Contact Us to schedule a pickup.

To get help harvesting fruit from your tree(s), please contact the Richmond Food Security Society and find out about their Fruit Recovery Program.

Thank you for helping our neighbours in need!

About the author

Keith Yee

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