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COVID-19 Announcement

Hello everyone! The Nicola Valley Food Bank will be open regular hours until we are advised otherwise this week.

We ask our clients to take into consideration that we are in a small confined space so we will be monitoring the amount of people coming into the building at a time.
Please dress warmly if we need to ask you to wait your turn. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention. Social Distance yourself to avoid passing the virus on, if you should have it. It is important to always practice good hygiene habits.
We will not be having our regular “social” coffee on Thursday. We will be asking you to leave as soon as you get your weekly food or hamper.
Let’s all do our part to get this virus contained.
We will keep you updated if closure needs to made. We are hoping that if everyone follows our direction, we will remain open to provide this essential service in our community.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020



The Nicola Valley Food Bank (based in Merritt), provides critical food support services to a significant number of households and individuals in Merritt and the surrounding area. The Nicola Valley Food Bank is a federally registered, charitable organization run largely by committed volunteers and key p/t staff.

Minimum Requirements:

The Nicola Valley Food Bank is searching for leasable (or lease to own) premises within the community of Merritt, to function as its operations centre. The minimum requirements include:

  • 3,000 sq ft (minimum)
  • Rear double doors and loading access (food delivery truck)
  • Three Phase / 220 V power (coolers)
  • Ground level and handicapped accessible
  • Proximate to a transit route
  • Separate office space (from the food distribution / storage spaces)
  • Appropriate zoning already in place (Permitted Use for the potential location)
  • Handicapped accessible washroom(s)


Kindly address inquiries or proposals to the attention of: 

Derlanda Hewton – AGM, Nicola Valley Food Bank
2026 Quilchena Avenue Box 2719, Merritt BC, V1K1M6
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would appreciate hearing from all interested parties no later than May 16, 2019

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