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.
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.
1624 Industrial Road 2
Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R2
250 426 7664
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 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!