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New! Additional Perishable Grocery Distributions on Mondays and Fridays at Cedarbridge Way

New! Additional Perishable Grocery Distributions on Mondays and Fridays at Cedarbridge Way

By Hajira Hussain in Information about Poverty on January 7, 2020

Please note that this program is on hold until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Richmond Food Bank now offers a perishable grocery distribution that is held on Mondays and Fridays (except on stat holidays), from 11am – 1pm, only at #100 5800 Cedarbridge Way. Here is what you need to know if you plan to pick up food at a perishable grocery distribution:

Time and Location: 11am – 1pm on Mondays and Fridays, ONLY at #100 5800 Cedarbridge Way

Who can pick up food: Registered Richmond Food Bank clients can pick up food. You must bring a piece of recent mail with your Richmond address every time you pick up food. If you are not yet registered (never visited the Richmond Food Bank before) and you need food due to financial hardship, you can register when you arrive by showing an ID, and a current piece of mail (electronic or paper) with your Richmond BC address on it. You’ll also be asked some questions during registration, including your date of birth.

What kinds of food you can pick up: Usually, items offered will include vegetables and fruits (fresh produce), baked goods like bread/buns, and certain other perishable items. The quantity and types of perishable foods will vary, and items will be offered only while quantities last.

How often you can attend perishable grocery distributions: You may attend ONE perishable grocery distribution per week – either Monday or Friday. (If you visit on Monday between 11am-1pm, then you are not allowed to visit on Friday that week.) You can visit only once per distribution (you may not visit the perishable grocery distribution and then come back again before the distribution closes).

What about the regular (weekly) grocery distributions? The perishable grocery distributions on Mondays and Fridays are in addition to our regular grocery distributions, which remain unchanged. A member of your household may still attend only ONE of the regular grocery distributions per calendar week (click here to see the schedule of locations and times for regular grocery distributions). In addition, you may attend one of the perishable grocery distributions per week as needed.

Other information: As always, please bring your own grocery/shopping bags. When you arrive for a perishable grocery distribution on a Monday or Friday, you may be asked to wait your turn to come in to get food. If you come earlier than 10:30 am, you may be assigned a random position in the lineup (by a random drawing of lots at 10:30 am). There is no benefit to coming earlier than 10:30 am. If there is no lineup when you arrive, you may check in with a staff member at the intake desk no earlier than 11 am, and they will check you in or register you as required.

Please Contact Us for more information.

About the author

Hajira Hussain

Hajira is the Richmond Food Bank's Executive Director.