Our Values Act without judgement and with integrity, respect and compassion.

Implement best practices in the proper and safe storage and handling of food

Strive to provide healthiest food possible within limitations of relying on donations

Build community support by raising awareness of need, and by being open and accountable to private donors and stakeholders.

About Us:

Our Mission
Steward the collection and free distribution of surplus and donated food to Cranbrook area people who lack food security.
Serve as a resource to help guide them along the road to self-sufficiency

Work collaboratively with national, regional and local partners to help improve and create longer-term food security solutions.

  • 2020/21 we've had a client base of ~2500.  We feed 100 - 130 people per day by food hampers and bulk deliveries.
  • Of the people receiving hampers, 35% are children.
  • We give out an average of 33,000 pounds (15,000 kg) of food a month.
  • We are entirely dependent on individual and corporate donations, and daily recover food from local grocers (see Donate - Give Food page), who are tremendous supports to us and other hunger-relief organizations.  We are thrilled to now have Cranbrook Food Recovery on site with us too!
  • During Covid while food donations have been down for safety reasons, we have been spending ~ $13,000 a month to purchase food to supplement our hampers.
  • Approximately 2600 man-hours are invested in our operation every month!

1624 Industrial Road 2

Cranbrook, BC   V1C  6R2

250 426 7664



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Our Vision
Cranbrook:  A community where no one is hungry and everyone is inspired to give back

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Know Us

The Food Bank started in Cranbrook in 1982 in the basement of the Labor Centre on 9th. Ave. lt started because of the collapse in the economy, largely in the forest industry. 

 It was meant to be temporary! 
The Food Bank soon moved to an old house on 8th Ave, which was provided by the Steelworkers Local 1–405 and BCGEU  to house the growing clientele, and generously donated to the Food Bank in 2018.  This donation, the sale of our old warehouse and several amazing construction and equipment grants from the BC government, Columbia Basin Trust, Food Banks BC and Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies, allowed us to build our current distribution / warehouse facility!

This has allowed us to invite Cranbrook Food Recovery and Farm Kitchen, two like-minded programs run by Community Connections of Southeast BC, to share our space and collaborate with us!