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We're still here during Covid-19
As an essential service, Archway Food Bank is open and will continue to stay open even if the severity of Covid-19 increases.
We have many plans in place to ensure that you will still have access to emergency food services.
Your hunger, health and safety is a priority for us.
Are you in quarantine due to exposure to Covid-19 or travel? We have delivery available!
Please fill out the form below. A staff member will call or email you during business hours after the form is filled. Thank you!
Times are Tough – Feeding Your Family Doesn’t Have To Be.
First time guests: Please bring ID or proof of address in Abbotsford.
At this time, we are helping all Abbotsford residents that come to us in need of food during our hours of distribution.
However, we reserve the right to make alternative arrangements with any person who is showing symptoms of sickness or creating an unsafe environment.
If you are healthy – please pick up your hamper at the Food Bank.
Have questions? Please call us at 604-859-5749
We help seniors, new community members, people who have recently lost their employment and more.
One food hamper per household per month is available.
Need a Second Visit? Food Hamper Registration
For new guests – upon second visit, we request that your register for short term hamper distribution. The following items listed below will be needed when registering.
Register for Supplemental Food Hamper Distribution
Need food short term? This is what You'll need to bring.
What do I need to bring?
First time? If you’re an Abbotsford resident, you will receive an emergency hamper on your first visit.
Returning Guest? Miss your pick up date? Please call to make an appointment: 604-859-5749
TO REGISTER FOR FOOD BANK
You will be asked to bring the following:
- During BC’s State of Emergency we will not require any income testing
- Proof of residency in Abbotsford (piece of current mail with your name on it)
- Picture ID
- Medical cards for everyone in the family
*household consists of all adults living in home.
Hours of Distribution:
Please note the time of hamper distribution depends on your household makeup.
- Families with Children in their Care Mon -Thurs 9:30am -12pm
- Youth Mon -Thurs 9:30 -12pm
- Seniors over 60 Mon -Thurs 9:30am -12pm
- Pregnant Mon -Thurs 9:30am -12pm
- Singles and Couples Mon -Thurs 1:30pm -3:00pm
Please note: if you have missed your scheduled hamper pick up date, please call 604-859-5749 to arrange a new pick up date. Thank you!
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What is the Christmas Bureau?
Christmas can be a difficult time, especially on a limited income. Once approved for the Christmas Bureau, you will be either sponsored by the community or the Christmas Bureau. For those sponsored out to the community, you can expect to receive your food hamper, ingredients for a Christmas dinner and gifts delivered to your door by a sponsor.
For this you will NEED to be available by phone or email for the sponsor to clarify food and gift suggestions for your family and set up a delivery date or we will not be able to sponsor you out.
If you receive help through the Christmas Bureau you will have the opportunity to shop for your children in the toy room that is graciously stocked by our community, receive a regular food hamper, and some extra Christmas goodies.
What can I expect after I fill out the application?
Please note: Filling out the application DOES NOT automatically qualify you for the Christmas Bureau.
**Please ensure you are ONLY adding dependent children who are in your care. Unfortunately, we are not sponsoring grandchildren.
- A staff member will contact you if you need to update your food bank file or if you need to financially qualify (First time? Find out what you need to qualify click: here)
- If you are updated you will be contacted when matched or with a Christmas Bureau toy room date.
Please call the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau if you have any questions or concerns.
604-859-5749 ex 32