Do you know how much of an impact your donation makes? How far your dollar goes?
What's better... monetary donation or food donation?
Well, while this metric has been used for some time now and as a local food bank you may have your own meal metric based on your individual situation, it's a good time to re-visit. Food Banks Canada devised a "national meals metric" for Canadian Food Banks that can easily be understood by Canadians.
For every $1 donated food banks are able to acquire and share 3lbs of food
or the equivalent of 3 meals.
To learn more on establishing this national metric, click here
EVEN A PANDEMIC CAN’T STOP CRANBROOK TEAMWORK FROM HELPING OUR OWN … Non-Profit organizations aided by volunteers (individuals, churches, businesses) who have allowed us and other non-profits to deliver and replace regular volunteers at high risk. Increased Food and cash Donations from our local Grocery stores, businesses and individuals. Cranbrook Food Recovery team helping non-profits distribute food. Locals making us homemade masks and Cleaning companies providing CDC-recommended daily cleaning to help keep us safe (Gilgal Janitorial Services serving us well!). Non-profits, Churches and new COVID-19 Caremongering groups working together to ensure that no one in need falls through the cracks. Local news services, radio stations helping spread the word. Thank you to all!!
Book a Hamper:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00am to 2:00pm
Proud Member of Food Banks BC
In 2019 we gave out an average of 400 hampers a month.
We have seen an increase in need of eight percent
and have given out an average of 400 hampers per month so far this year.
Many of our new clients are working-families with low incomes or senior citizens; 38% of our clients are children.
The cost of groceries has increased by eight percent.
This affects our buying power as well as explains the increase in demand for our service.
We very much appreciate the support of the community for the Cranbrook Food Bank
but as Christmas approaches, we are desperately low on funds.
We are fully dependent on the generous individual and corporate
(ie. Safeway, Save-On, Superstore, Walmart, BC Gaming, United Way, City of Cranbrook, CBT)
donations which we supplement by purchasing food as needed
To help the Cranbrook Food Bank support those in need in our communities,
please click here to make a donation
or call us at 250-426-7664.
The Cranbrook Food Bank thanks you in advance for your continued support!
We are generously supported by
The Cranbrook Food Bank applied for and received a Community Gaming Grant from the BC Government. This grant will help support the existing services that we offer.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
104 8th Ave S
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2K5
250 426 7664
we are a 100% volunteer organization
Financial Donations can be made on our Donate Now page or by cheque mailed or deposited through our front door drop box at 104 - 8th Avenue S.
Food Donations are received Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Drop in the blue Donation bin at our location. If over 100lbs, please phone 426-7664 to arrange a Warehouse drop off. We are always short of rice, fresh fruits and vegetables, canned beans and lentils, pasta sauces, canned fruit, yogurt, healthy snacks, and tampons.
Book a Hamper: Please phone 250-426-7664 between 9:30 and 12:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday or Fridays for an appointment that afternoon. If you must come in person, only two at a time in the office to enable social distancing during the COVID-19 restrictions.
We are able to deliver food hampers in town!
If you live out of town or are of no fixed address, please arrange to pick up outside the Food Bank window at your appointed time.
Eligibility: every two weeks, if needed.
104 - 8 Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 2K5 1 250 426 7664 CRANBROOKFOODBANK44@gmail.com