Get Help – Register Online
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.
Where and when to get food:
Clients can collect a weekly grocery hamper once a week (per household).
ATTENTION: In anticipation of longer wait times due to the growing need for our services, we are excited to pilot our “70+ Years Only Mornings” on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am-11:30am starting on April 4, 2022. We recognize how difficult it can be for some of the older clients in our community to stand for long periods of time and hope that this will help make accessing our services easier.
Clients who qualify are welcome to come at 10:30am to line up. We will have the number draw at 10:40 and open the doors to begin food pick ups at 11:00am. Any clients who are not 70+ years old are asked not to arrive on food bank property until 11:30.
Distribution hours at all of our locations are:
- Cedarbridge: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (11:00am-2:00pm) **Monday & Wednesday 10:30am-11:30am 70+only**
- Cedarbridge: Thursday (6:00pm- 7:30pm)
- West Richmond Express: Monday (3:30pm- 5pm)
- Daniels Road Depot: Tuesday (3:30-5pm)
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.
Locations and times:
What you need to bring to get food:
What to expect:
We serve registered clients non-perishable food hampers and fresh foods (dairy or substitutes, baked goods, frozen foods, and produce) at the door. Starting September 13th, registered clients showing that they have had two covid-19 vaccination shots may opt to go inside the food bank to receive their non-perishable foods and fresh foods (dairy or substitutes, baked goods, frozen foods, and produce). A maximum of 10 clients will come indoors at a time to allow for physical distancing.
Masks are mandatory inside of the food bank.
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