2021 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report

By Hajira Hussain in Donation on June 4, 2022

Richmond Food Bank Society – Your Impact in 2021

We are pleased to share the impact of your collective efforts that allowed us to serve our neighbours through yet another challenging year. The increased need for emergency food assistance that we witnessed since the pandemic hit, continued to rise and resulted in a 19% increase in the total number of visits made to the food bank.

While we grappled with meeting the increased need, our community of donors, volunteers and staff stepped up and rallied around our cause and supported us in meaningful ways to ensure continuity of service for our neighbours in need.

In 2021, we worked towards boosting a healthy restart by cautiously resuming the indoor choice based distribution model and the Thursday evening distribution. Our two off-site depots continued to offer a secondary access point for people who were challenged by the distance or the wait-times at our main site. With Covid19 safety at the back of our minds, we continued to adapt our operations and our physical space to allow for a safe environment for our clients, our volunteers, our staff, our donors and our community partners.

The 2021 program statistics highlight all the essential work that was accomplished to serve the most vulnerable in our community. We served more people with emergency food assistance, engaged more schools through our school meal program, delivered more grocery hampers to our home bound clients, recovered more food through our food recovery initiatives and shared more food with our community partners. We were able to accomplish all this through the generous support of our community.

Thank You to Our Donors

Our donors continued to support us with vital monetary support and creative fundraising initiatives. Special mention goes out to the following organizations for their compassionate donations of over $10,000:

Central Solutions Group LLC
Clark Family Holdings
DeJaray Financial
Food Banks BC
Food Banks Canada
Gilmore Park United Church
Koinonia Evangelical Church
Nicola Wealth Private Giving Foundation
Odlum Brown
Peter Young Foundation
RE Royalties Ltd. 
Richmond Auto Mall
Romana Investments Ltd. 

The Richmond Food Bank Society provides food assistance, advocacy and related support to community members in need. Over 1,700 Richmond residents access our grocery distribution services weekly. There are 7 scheduled distributions, 5 days a week at 3 different locations throughout Richmond. As a registered charity and a non-government organization, we rely on the generosity of individuals, community organizations and businesses to further our work and our mission.


About the author

Hajira Hussain

Hajira is the Richmond Food Bank's Executive Director.