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.
 
Vancouver                             

Powell Street Getaway (Downtown)

528 Powell Street Vancouver, B.C. 

604-255-7026

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

604-620-9253 

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

 

New Fountain Shelter

356 E. Hastings St, Vancouver

604-669-3306                

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 

604-620-9513

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

604-428-3686 

Any food, any time, open 24hrs

 

Triage Shelter

707 Powell St, Vancouver

604-254-3700 

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

 

Yukon Shelter

2088 Yukon St, Vancouver

604-264-1680 

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 

604-323-2350 

Please give call ahead

 

 

ABBOTSFORD

Riverside Shelter

1640 Riverside Rd, Abbotsford

604-776-2424 

Any food, any time, open 24hrs

 

Cyrus Centre

2616 Ware St, Abbotsford

604-859-5773 

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

 

BURNABY

Emergency Shelter Progressing Housing Society

2294 Douglas Road, Burnaby 

604-522-9669

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) 

604-298-3454

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

 

Chilliwack

 

Cyrus Centre

 45845 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack

 604-795-5773 

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

 

Ruth and Naomi’s Night Shelter

46130 Margaret Ave, Chilliwack

604-795-2322        

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

Coquitlam Shelter

3030 Gordon Ave, Coquitlam

604-474-0435 

Any food, any time, open 24hrs

 

Langley

Gateway of Hope

5787 Langley Bypass, Langley

604-514-7375  

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

604-526-4783 

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

604-529-9126

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 fgsage@nscss.net

and/or Frances Robinson frsage@nscss.net

 

North Shore Housing Centre

705 West 2nd Street, North Vancouver

604-982-9126

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

Richmond House Emergency Shelter 

  12040 Horseshoe Way, Richmond.

   604-276-2490

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

 

Surrey

Gateway Shelter and Front Room

  10667 – 135A Street Surrey

  604-589-8678        

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 

604-599-8900             

Any food, anytime.