Grocery Donations

Grocery Donations

Non-Perishable Food Donations

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

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, Pricemart, 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.

Please contact our office if you would like us to provide a donation acknowledgement letter for your non perishable food donations. You may request a tax receipt at the time of your donation as long as you provide us with a receipt or an invoice for the product(s), in order to process the charitable tax receipt.

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.

Perishable Food Donations

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.

Here is how you can donate fresh produce to us:

  • If you have a small amount of fresh produce that you’d like to donate, please drop off your donation during office hours.
  • 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, a local non-profit, has a Fruit Gleaning service.  Please Urban Bounty for more details.