The Richmond Food Bank is available to help Richmond residents who are experiencing financial difficulties. We work on the honour system, without an income or means test. The food we offer has been donated by the community to help people in need.
To speed up your first visit, register by clicking the Registration Form button below. It will take you to a Google form. People in the same household should register together on the same form.
Where and when to get food:
Clients can collect a weekly grocery hamper once a week (per household).
ATTENTION: Beginning May 4th, 2023, we will be lowering the age limit for our Seniors Only Distribution from 65+ to 55+. The Seniors Only Distribution will still be on Thursdays from 11:00am-2:00pm. All household members must be 55+ to qualify for this distribution. Roughly 24% of the people we serve are seniors and we recognize how difficult it can be for some of the older clients in our community to stand for long periods of time. We hope that this will help make accessing our services easier.
The Seniors Only Distribution will phase out the reserved seniors time on Mondays and Wednesdays that we piloted last March. This distribution will also phase out the Thursday Evening Distribution that currently operates every Thursday from 5:00pm-7:30pm.
Effective May 4th, 2023, distribution hours at all of our locations are:
- Cedarbridge: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (11:00am-2:00pm)
- Cedarbridge Seniors Only (55+): Thursday (11:00am-2:00pm)
- West Richmond Express: Monday (3:30pm- 5pm)
- Daniels Road Depot: Tuesday (3:30-5pm)
- Church on Five Depot: Wednesday (4:30-5:30pm)
We are closed on Statutory Holidays.
New clients: Please Register Online before your first food bank visit using the form below, and bring ID for everyone in your household on your first visit. If you have trouble with the form, you can also register in-person on your first visit. We do not provide bags, so please bring something to transport your food home with you.
When you arrive at the food bank, please line up outside and keep 6 feet physical distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.
Please do not arrive before we open. You will not receive extra food or be served first by arriving first (we will do a random number draw if there is a lineup at opening time), and long lineups at opening time make physical distancing a challenge.