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Express Service Available | Richmond Food Bank Society

Express Service Available | Richmond Food Bank Society

By Stephanie Shulhan in RFB News on June 2, 2020

As of November 2020: Registered Food Bank clients who want to skip the lineup can pick up an Express hamper during any grocery distribution at 5800 Cedarbridge Way: 10am – 3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays.

There is no need to sign up ahead of time for Monday-Thursday or Saturday Express service. Just visit the Express line near the front door, or speak to a Food Bank team member.

The Express hamper includes a standardized, pre-packed box including:

  • non-perishable foods (tin protein, meals-in-a-tin, rice or noodles, and tin veggies/fruits)
  • fresh produce
  • milk (or a plant-based substitute if available)
  • baked goods
  • protein foods such as frozen meat or alternatives

Express is fast (and convenient!) because there are no customizations or substitutions. You will not be able to select the type of bread, protein items, or produce that you receive. The Express hamper counts as your once weekly visit to the Food Bank.

Please call us to sign up or if you have any questions – 604 271 5609.

Friday 11am – 2pm Hamper Pickup – By Appointment Only

We also offer an appointment-only service on Fridays for those with special dietary or other needs. There is no regular grocery distribution on Friday; We only offer hamper pickup for those who signed up in advance. You can sign up for a Friday hamper online (with the form below) or by phone ahead of time, before Wednesday at 3pm, and pick it up on Friday at the Richmond Food Bank main location at #100 – 5800 Cedarbridge Way between 11am and 2pm.

Use the form below to sign up for the Friday hamper pickup. You must sign up no later than 3pm on Wednesday – this gives us time to prepare the right number of hampers beforehand – and you must be a registered client.

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