we are a 100% volunteer organization

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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.

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

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 building, our current location on 8th Ave, was provided by the Steelworkers Local 1–405 and BCGEU  to house the growing clientele. 

About Us:

  • We give out an average of 450 hampers/month.
  • Hampers increased 12% from 20l 5 to 2016.
  • Of the people receiving hampers, 36% are children.
  • We give out an average of 33,000 pounds (15,000 kg) of food a month.
  • We spend close to $5,000 a month on food. This includes meat and vegetables.
  • Safeway and Superstore generously support us with donations of produce but we still need to purchase potatoes and carrots to supplement their donations.
  • Food Bank is run entirely on volunteers. We have approx. 50 volunteers. Each day that the Food Bank is open we need l4 to l6 volunteers to run the Food Bank.
  • Approximately 2600 man-hours are invested in our operation every month.

104  8th Ave S

Cranbrook, BC

250 426 7664

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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.