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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Additional Programs

Hockey with Heart Food Drive!

Hockey with Heart Food Drive


Update: This year, due to Covid-19, we are unsure if the Hockey With Heart Food Drive will proceed. We will keep you posted.

Hockey with Heart Food Drive is an annual community fundraising event in support of the Nicola Valley Food Bank. The date for this year is yet to be determined.

We would like to thank all those who donate their time as well as those who donate food, gifts, ornaments, and money.  

We are currently seeking a location large enough for us to sort all the product once the items are collected. If you can help with that, please call Derlanda at 250-378-2282.

We appreciate all the help and would especially like to thank the teams at Century 21 Moving Real Estate and the Merritt Centennials for all they do in the planning stages as well as the day of the event.  Merritt is lucky to have these teams playing for us!!!!    


Sponsored by:


cents                    c21 merritt 



Farmers Market Coupon Program


This program is made available to our community through the generous support from the Ministry of Agriculture, The Ministry of Heath and the BC Farmers Market Association.

During each Farmers Market season, coupon booklets worth $21 / each are made available to households that fit into the program demographic.  These coupons are then taken to the market and spent similar to cash on fruit, vegetables, and other items allowed within the program.  

In addition to the provincial partners, we also have local partners including Merritt Youth and Families, the Conayt Society, and our local Infant Development Team.  These partners help us to identify families that would benefit from this program, assist in food related training, and also assist in the allocation of the coupons if those families don't regularily access food bank services.   We thank them for their partnerships because when we all work together our whole community benefits. 

** income levels for this program are based on the Stats Canada LICOs income levels rather than our lower local food bank income levels.  If you are interested in finding out more information on this please access the links below or call and speak to a volunteer for clarification.




Merritt Youth and Family Resources   http://www.merrittfamilyresources.com/

The Conayt Friendship Center           http://www.conayt.com/

Nicola Valley Infant Develop Team     http://www.idpofbc.ca/

Cold Weather Clothing Program

We are now accepting donations of cold weather clothing for those who need it in our community.  These items include items like: jackets, ski pants, gloves, socks, toques, hats, scarves, snow suits, big sweaters and blankets and can be donated at the food bank during business hours, or at our local donation bins located at Extra Foods.  Those needing something can attend to the food bank during business hours to check our inventory for suitable items. 


We thank you for all your donations.  

Christmas Hamper Program

Applications are now in.  If you have submitted your application please allow 1 week for processing, then re-attend to pick up your confirmation sheet with assigned number.  

**No hampers will be given out without an assigned hamper number.*


If you are interested in sponsoring a family as part of this community program please fill out the sponsor application and return that to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in person as soon as possible so we can ensure enough time to get the information back to you.  Thank you for helping our community during the holiday season.

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Contact Us

PO Box 2719
2026 Quilchena Ave.
Merritt, BC
V1K 1B8

PHONE: 250.378.2282

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