Your donations help single parents, seniors, children, people with low incomes, people who have lost their jobs, people with disabilities and long-term illnesses, and homeless people – our neighbours in need.


The Richmond Food Bank is very grateful for your donations, which enable us to serve more than 2,800 people each week through our grocery distribution and more than 700 people through the food we provide to our community partners.  As a non-government organization and a registered charity, we rely on your support.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations allow us to provide food and items that are needed the most, such as protein-rich foods, fresh dairy products, baby items (diapers, baby formula and food), and other needed staples. For each dollar donated, we can give out about $6 worth of food (based on 2019 data).

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Here’s how you can provide food assistance to Richmond residents going through financial difficulties:

  • Donate online through Canada Helps, or over the phone by credit card 604-271-5609
  • Mail cheques made out to the Richmond Food Bank to 100-5800 Cedarbridge Way, Richmond, BC, V6X 2A7. You can also donate Cash or Cheques in person at 100-5800 Cedarbridge Way. 
  • By e-Transfer to

We are a registered charity and can provide a tax receipt for $20 or more.

Please use the form below to make your secure online donation on our online portal through Canada Helps. You will receive a tax receipt (for donations of $20 or more) directly through Canada Helps.

Other Ways to Donate

What can I donate?

Please take a look at our Most Needed Items and items we are unable to accept.

How do I donate?

Small donations of food can be dropped off at #100 – 5800 Cedarbridge Way any time during our hours of operation.

You can also place non-perishables in designated donation bins at any Richmond Safeway, Save-On Foods, PriceSmart, FreshCo, IGA, or any Richmond City Community Centre during their business hours.

We may be able to pick up larger donations. Please Contact Us if you have a significant amount of food and we will make arrangements.

More Information

CRA guidelines restrict our ability to provide charitable tax receipts for wholesale or in-kind donations. On occasion, we can make an exception for products that we require, if the product has a long shelf life. We will need the original receipt(s) in order to process the charitable tax receipt. If you feel that your donation may meet these guidelines, please contact us for more information or with any questions.

In BC, the Food Donor Encouragement Act is designed to encourage food donations. If you have questions or concerns about donor liability when it comes to donations of food, please see this page on the Food Donor Encouragement Act for details.


We work hard to provide healthy, nutritionally balanced grocery assistance to the people we serve, and fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of the grocery assistance we offer.  We rely on donations from farmers, non-profits, individuals, and wholesale companies for the fresh produce we provide.

How do I donate?

  • If you would like to donate a large amount of fresh produce (more than 5 boxes), we may be able to pick up your donation. Please contact us.
  • If you are a farmer and would like to donate your fresh produce to us, you may be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.  Please contact us for more information.  You may also be eligible for the BC Farmers’ Food Donation Tax credit.  Please visit this website or speak to your accountant for more details.
  • If your household has fresh produce (like apples on your apple tree) that you need picked and want to donate, Urban Bounty has a fruit gleaning service.  Please contact Urban Bounty for more details.

Register Your Drive With RFB

Thank you for your support!

Please take a moment to register your donation drive with us so that we can help make it a successful one.

We can provide information, brochures, donation forms, collection boxes, and posters. If applicable, our volunteer drivers can even pick up items you have collected after the donation drive is over.

You can also Contact Us for information about sponsoring or partnering with us to deliver programs, initiatives, or events.

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