Did you know…

We receive less than 2% of our funding from the government, and operate on 98% donated food, money, supplies and services.

In addition to food distribution, in partnership with Abbotsford Community Services and other amazing people, AFB offers our guests

Check out our programs and meet the volunteers that make us who we are.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

 

 

More about the Abbotsford Food Bank…

Our Mission is to Nurture families and cultivate community within our city by providing supplemental food assistance and other supportive programs.

We Believe that:

  • People should not go hungry
  • Every person deserves care, dignity, and respect
  • Many people become poor due to circumstances beyond their control
  • Many people living in poverty already exercise the greatest degree of personal responsibility
  • Everyone is entitled to basic needs including food, clothing, and shelter
  • Public involvement and awareness of social needs will generate positive results

 

In the early 1970’s the Christmas Bureau was an annual program organized through Abbotsford Community Services to ensure that everyone in our community would be able to join in the celebration of Christmas. During the recession of the 1980’s many families and individuals were finding it increasingly difficult to provide for the basic necessities, let alone for Christmas. Fortunately, our community responded to these peoples needs and also recognized the extreme need for assistance throughout the remainder of the year. Thus, the Abbotsford Food Bank was formally established in 1983/84.

In the early 1980’s the Food Bank was assisting approximately 900 people every month. Today we are helping over 3000 people each month with approximately 40% of those being children.

2016 statistics

 

3,000 people helped per month.

80% of Food Bank guests make less than $18,000 per year.

Approximately 1.3 million dollars’ worth of food is distributed every year.

1 in 20 children enrolled in elementary school goes without food over the weekend.


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THE STAFF

Dave Murray

Dave Murray

Food Bank Manager

Huw Franklin

Huw Franklin

Facilities Manager

Roberta Hayter

Roberta Hayter

Admin and Reception

Lala Hennessy

Lala Hennessy

Dental Clinic Coordinator

Brad Quiring

Brad Quiring

Donor Relations

Rebecca Thuro

Rebecca Thuro

Event Coordinator & Communications

Chris Welsh

Chris Welsh

Volunteer Coordinator

Lynden Pennell

Lynden Pennell

Warehouse Coordinator

Laura Balzer

Laura Balzer

Christmas Bureau Coordinator (seasonal)

Sarah Quiring

Sarah Quiring

Intake & Christmas Bureau

Kristin Talvio

Kristin Talvio

Intake & Satellite locations Coordinator

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Intake Coordinator

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