Creating a Nourished & Thriving Community

The Surrey Food Bank provides food to families living in Surrey and North Delta. We pride ourselves in supplying nutritious food in a respectful and dignified environment. In addition, we believe it is our responsibility to connect our clients to other community services as a means of helping them become self-sufficient. We take pride that we “Invite, Inform, Involve and Inspire” our community.

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As a non-profit, charitable organization, the SFB operates because of donations of money and food. These donations come from individuals, organizations and corporations. We also benefit from various fundraising efforts, such as our Breakfast with the Bank and from third party events run by other organizations. We receive no core government funding.

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Growing Our Community Beyond Hunger

In working towards our vision of growing our community beyond hunger, the Surrey Food Bank serves as a connection point for our clients to engage with many other organizations and services throughout our community that they would not otherwise have access to. We partner with these multiple organizations to bring awareness, education and advocacy for our clients to help them face life’s greatest challenges.

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Volunteers Are Essential
to Our Success

We depend on volunteers for many different functions – everything from sorting and distributing food to representing us at community events. Due to our volunteer involvement, we save money on costs and are able to direct more of our donations to purchase food.

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Presentation of first donation to the Surrey Food Bank by a community group – North Surrey Lions. From left to right, Clay Campbell, Wilf Stacey, Barry Shiles, Jim Voight, unknown.

Formed in 1983

Our History

In 1981, in response to a downturn in the economy, a coalition of churches opened a food cupboard in Surrey. Two years later, in June 1983, the Surrey Food Bank Society was formed and opened in a dilapidated building on King George Highway. The location and the Society itself were deemed to be temporary measures until the economy turned around and people could get back on their feet.

What began as a temporary solution to a temporary problem has grown to a 23,000 square foot facility in Newton, three community depots, a fleet of five vehicles, three lift trucks, more than 200 active volunteers and a core staff of fifteen.

The Surrey Food Bank currently distributes food to approximately 1200 families each week and has expanded its reach by providing food and household items to the schools, shelters, missions and transition houses who are serving vulnerable populations.

Things to Know

The Surrey Food Bank Society is run by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors. The Board oversees the Executive Director, staff and volunteers who manage the day-to-day operation of the food bank.

The Surrey Food Bank respectfully acknowledges the shared, unceded traditional territory of the Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and other Coast Salish Peoples on which we live and work.

The Surrey Food Bank is a member of Food Banks Canada and abides by their Code of Ethics.

The Surrey Food Bank Society is an incorporated society (S-18272) in B.C. and a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency (13216-8162-RR0001).


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