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Vancouver ecoVillage Community Food Pantry



Our Community Food Pantry helps hospital out-patients

and those struggling with isolation.


All our food is donated by local food retailers, manufacturers, restaurants, caterers. We do not buy food.


We supply high-nutrition to our clients.

Fresh fruit and vegetables; high-protein foods for seniors and hospital out-patients with special dietary needs; quality dairy foods like almond milk, yogurt and cheeses; vegan products, nuts, eggs and fresh bakery goods; low-sugar and non-dairy substitutes for diabetics and those with allergies.


No funding from the government.

Our program is supported by community partners keen on reducing food-waste and at the same time giving back to their community. Their donations help us cover our costs such as insurance, transport, wages, refrigeration and warehousing.


For every $1 donated, we are able to deliver enough food for one meal.


Led by a Volunteer Board of committed business and community leaders, we are making a signficant social impact.


We support over 3000 low-income residents each week:

If you feel you are eligible, please download and fill out in FULL an application form and email it to - please attach scanned copies of Govt. Issued ID for each person applying. 


Individual or Family Application Form


Charity/Non-Profit Application Form

Hunger Facts in Canada

Food Waste in Canada


  • Canadians waste $31 billion of food every year, 47% wasted in the home*.


  • The primary contributor to consumer food waste is high expectations—demand for high-quality, aesthetically-pleasing food is a key factor behind the volume of food waste occurring among consumers.*


  • In North America, over 30 percent of fruits and vegetables are rejected by supermarkets because they aren't attractive enough for consumers.


*According to the Cut Waste, Grow Profit 2014 report.


Food Insecurity in Canada



  • 32% of the people requiring food assistance are children.**


  • 25% of food bank users are immigrants.**


  • 16% of people in need of food assistance have income from recent or current employment.*


  • 79,000 people each month access a food bank for the first time.*


  • Almost 40% of food bank clients have a diploma, degree or higher.**


  • On average, people in the city core who use food assistance programs do so for two years.**

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