The Nicola Valley Food Bank began in the 1990’s and since that time we have seen an increase in demand for service. We are continually trying new and innovative ways to assist those on lower incomes in the Nicola Valley with the challenges of accessing food.
Presently we assist approximately 850 people per month by providing supplemental food hampers as well as additional specialized programs focusing on the children within those families.
In order to better target our assistance to the community all clients must be registered with us and that registration is based on financial need and income levels.
Our society is primarily run by volunteers who can number up to 27 at a time. These volunteers do many tasks ranging from dealing directly with clients during the day to day operations to sorting and repackaging donations all the way to providing overall administrative governing guidelines as done by the Board of Directors for the society.