Neighbourhood & Program

Satellites

Removing Barriers to Food Security

Feeding people is our priority, and that’s why we’re all about removing barriers to food security. Inadequate transportation and limited hours of operation can be barriers. With the help of our community partners, we’re working hard to eliminate these barriers. By distributing food and supplies through other organizations and charities throughout the community of Abbotsford, we’re able to bring life’s essentials closer to those who need them most. These community partner distribution points are called “Food Bank Satellites.” 

 

Since opening Food Bank Satellites in 2017 many program partners are finding that when basic needs are being met, the program participation increase and trust is built with the service group. The outcome is the enriched lives. 

 

Two Types of Satellites  

Neighbourhood Satellites offer alternative hours
and
proximity benefits for people accessing food.

Program Satellites make access to food available to those
within an
existing program, hosted at the program site.

Neighbourhood

SATELLITES

Neighbourhood Satellite pick up is by appointment only.

 

If you or someone you know would like to pick up food in your neighbourhood, first please fill out the form (below) or call 604-859-5749.

Our Satellite coordinator will be in touch to arrange food pick up. 

Each Neighbourhood Satellite has different distribution hours.

The goal is to make food available for people who would not be able to access food at Archway Food Bank during operating hours and to make food available closer to where people live.

 

HILL CITY

By appointment only

Hampers distribution hours:
1st Thursday of each month
6pm-8pm

ROSS RD

By appointment only

Hampers distribution hours:
2
nd Saturday of each month
9:30am-11am

Seven-Oaks Alliance

By appointment only

Hampers distribution hours:
3rd Monday of each month
5:30pm-7:30pm

Program

SATELLITES

ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENTAbbotsford (ACT)

This Program Satellite is a pantry offered to those who are in need of food and are enrolled in the ACT program. This Program Satellite Supporting clients who have not responded well to traditional mental health programs and services.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

This Program Satellite is offered to those who are in need of food and are accessing services through Child Development.  They provide consultation and recommendations for each child’s growth, learning and development through visits, clinics, groups or therapy. 

CHRISTINE LAMB

This Program Satellite is offered to anyone in need of food while living in their transitional housing. Christine Lamb Program provides transitional housing for women and children who are at risk of homelessness or fleeing violence.

CYRUS CENTRE

This Program Satellite is offered to those who are in need of food and accessing services at Cyrus Centre, including Babich House. Cyrus Centre is equipped to intervene immediately, to provide youth with a way out and a way off the streets.

FOUNDRY 

This Program Satellite is offered to those who are in need of food while accessing Foundry programming. Foundry is an integrated youth and family initiative that deliver mental health and substance use services. They provide early intervention to support young peoples’ well-being. 

 

 

GEORGE SCHMIDT CENTRE

This Program Satellite is located in the George Schmidt Centre and offered to those in need of food while living in the building. This is a second-stage housing facility for adult men wishing to continue their recovery journey. 

NEW BEGINNINGS 

This Program Satellite is offered to those who are in need of food and are enrolled in the New Beginnings program located at WJ Mouat High School. New Beginnings provides part-time and full-time programs for young parents to complete or upgrade their high school education as well as high quality childcare, parenting courses, and individual support.

POSITIVE LIVING

This Program Satellite is offered to those who are in need of food and are accessing Positive Living services. Their programs are dedicated to providing support and education to ALL those affected by HIV, Viral Hepatitis, TB and Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections.

 

 
 

RAVENS MOON 

This Program Satellite is located in one of Ravens Moon’s homes. Ravens Moon is a “housing first” model of care that provides affordable, supportive housing that facilitates permanent, positive life changes for people at risk of homelessness.

SEVA FOOD PANTRY

This program Satellite is located within Archway’s Multicultural Department.

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TRIANGLE COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

This Program Satellite is offered to those who are in need of food while enrolled in Employment programs through Triangle. They provide life and employability skills for individuals facing barriers to employment. 

 

UFV 

This Program Satellite is offered to those who are in need of food while enrolled as a student at UFV. Distribution is done on campus in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. 

 

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