In 1995 the Langley Food Bank was asked to take over operation of the Aldergrove Food Bank. We have been meeting in the Vineyard Church on Fraser Hwy. at 273 St. but anticipate a MOVE to the Freshco Mall on Fraser Hwy. at 276 St. very soon. Stay posted for updates!
We are open for grocery distribution the first four Tuesdays of each month from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Our operation and layout are similar to the Langley Food Bank, though the community served is much smaller. There are about 110 registered families, and on average we distribute approximately 70 grocery hampers every week.
We are entirely staffed by volunteers, with approximately 6-10 volunteers helping with grocery distribution each week.
There is also a Soup Kitchen that is open from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Our guests can enjoy soup and cheese buns, as well as pleasant conversation in our “café style” atmosphere.
Other community resources available at our location:
A Nurse Practitioner (once a month) for those that have no doctor
Stepping Stone/Encompass provide support for adults at risk of homelessness
Ministry of Social Services and Poverty Reduction.
Objectives of the Aldergrove Food Bank
To provide a minimum of 2 day’s worth of nutritious food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) for our clients and their families each week.
To develop relational bridges with clients in order to discover other needs they may have.
To find a way to meet these needs whether they are physical, social, or spiritual in nature.
In order to help us meet these objectives, the Food Bank has been set up in a mini-mart style. Groceries are stocked in various categories on store shelves so that clients can make their own selection from each category. Quantity limits are set depending on the size of the family. Food Bank volunteers assist each client in making their selections and bagging their groceries.
Our Food Bank exists because of the generosity of our community partners – individuals, churches, schools and businesses. If you would like to drop off a donation, please do so when we are open, on a Tuesday, between 8:00 and 11:00 am. You may contact us at (604) 857-1671.