Food Donations

Donating food helps keep food out of the landfill and helps feed the local community.

Donating food is a great way to reduce food waste and help those in need. Food donations are encouraged and legal in every province!

How to Donate Food:

1. Decide to donate food
2. Pick a charity/non-profit organization to donate (list below)
3. Wrap up food and label it; weigh it
4. Call the charity/non-profit to let them know you're coming
5. Drop off the food
Food donation drop-off locations have been compiled by Keep it Green Recycling and Green Spark Group.  Download a PDF or see the list below.

Powell Street Getaway (Downtown)

528 Powell Street Vancouver, B.C. 


They will take deliveries from 9-9, 7 days a week - just call ahead and let them know you’re coming. Deliveries around back.


Hornby Street Shelter

1401 Hornby St, Vancouver


Any food, best between 8am-4pm, but open 24hrs


New Fountain Shelter

356 E. Hastings St, Vancouver


Any food, any time after 11am Weekdays or between 11am and 3pm

Weekends; drop off in back alley


1st and Commercial Shelte

1648 East 1st Ave, Vancouver 


Back up phone number if no one answers main # 604 440 1928 

Food that is already prepped, any time, open 24hrs. NO Kitchen! 


Sutherland/The Beacon Shelter 

138 E Cordova St, Vancouver 

Billy 604 646 6810 

Any food, drop off 6am – 2pm weekdays, 8am to 12:30pm weekends

Can pick up food from local shooting ie Downtown Vancouver during the above hours, please call to do this.


Metson Shelter

1060 Howe St, Vancouver


Any food, any time, open 24hrs


Triage Shelter

707 Powell St, Vancouver


Any food, anytime open 24 hrs. (best between 8am and 4pm)


Yukon Shelter

2088 Yukon St, Vancouver


Almost any food, open 24hrs, 6am to 6pm for the kitchen


Al Mitchell Place

346 Alexander St, Vancouver 

Troy 604-312-5860

Call ahead so Troy can let his staff know to expect a drop off.

Any food, any time


Raincity Housing

5616 Fraser St, Vancouver 


Please give call ahead




Riverside Shelter

1640 Riverside Rd, Abbotsford


Any food, any time, open 24hrs


Cyrus Centre

2616 Ware St, Abbotsford


Any food, any time, open 24hrs (prefers call ahead)



Emergency Shelter Progressing Housing Society

2294 Douglas Road, Burnaby 


Open 24 hours – please call to let them know you’re coming. (If after 5pm you need to dial ext 332)


Linda’s House (Women shelter)

Please call to get address day of drop off. (Deer lake park area) 


Monday – Friday (preferably between 9-3) but call either way.




Cyrus Centre

 45845 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack


 Any food, any time, open 24hrs, call ahead if want to.


Ruth and Naomi’s Night Shelter

46130 Margaret Ave, Chilliwack


Any food, any time, open 24hrs


Chilliwack Salvation Army Shelter

45746 Yale Rd, Chilliwack

604-792-0001 - Care and Share Building (Mon-Fri 9-4pm) 

After hours phone (After 5pm and Weekends) 604-392-8510



Coquitlam Shelter

3030 Gordon Ave, Coquitlam


Any food, any time, open 24hrs



Gateway of Hope

5787 Langley Bypass, Langley


Any food safe food, that has been stored correctly, shelter open 24hrs, 

Kitchen is open 7am-7pm. Ok to drop off at shelter kitchen


New  Westminster

Stevenson House for Men

32 Elliot St, New Westminster


Any food, any time, open 24hrs


Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver

237 Columbia St, New Westminster

Rivena 778-789-3195

Call ahead, run by volunteers Mon, Tues, Thurs 3-9pm; Wed, Sat, Sun 10-5pm; Fri 12-6pm. Kitchen facility is small, blue building in front of Columbia Hospital.


Russell Residence and Housing Centre

740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster


They will take deliveries 24/7 just need to call ahead.


North Shore

Sage (Women’s safe house)

**Will pick up – no less then 6 lbs**

Email both: Froozan Gul

and/or Frances Robinson


North Shore Housing Centre

705 West 2nd Street, North Vancouver


They will take deliveries 24/7. Please give call ahead, no parking in the front, need to go around back and they will come meet you.


Maple Ridge

Salvation Army

22188 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge 

604-463-8296 (Ext 103 – Kitchen)

They will take deliveries between 9-6, 7 days a week call ahead and ask for or use ext for kitchen.



Richmond House Emergency Shelter 

  12040 Horseshoe Way, Richmond.


   They are 24/7, feel free to call ahead or they said you can just drop by.



Gateway Shelter and Front Room

  10667 – 135A Street Surrey


They will take deliveries between 9-9, 7 days a week. 

Go thru main/front room but call ahead.


Options Hyland House Newton

6595 King George Boulevard, Surrey 


Any food, anytime.