SATELLITE OPTIONS

Pantry, Program, Neighbourhood

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 enriched lives. 

 

Three Types of Satellites

Pantry, Neighbourhood, Program

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 ext. 25.

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.

 

LifeSpring Church

By appointment only

Located at 32994 Downes Road, 400 meters east of LifeSpring Church in the house on the hill.

Hampers distribution hours:
Western Hampers
1st Thursday of each month
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Ross Road Community Church

By appointment only

Located on the corner of Ross Road and Maclure Road. Distribution located off the Maclure entrance.

Hampers distribution hours:
Western Hampers
2
nd Saturday of each month
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Sevenoaks Alliance Church

By appointment only

Located on the corner of Gladwin Road and Hillcrest Ave. Distribution located on the north side of the building.

Hampers distribution hours:

Ukrainian Preferred Menu:
2nd Monday of each month
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Western Hampers:
3rd Monday of each month
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Program Satellites

Full Food Bank services for clients enrolled in these programs

CHRISTINE LAMB

Christine Lamb is a non-profit that provides safe refuge and other resources (counselling services, outreach support, and unique programming) to vulnerable women and their children. Their program satellite provides full food bank services directly at their location.

GEORGE SCHMIDT CENTRE

The George Schmidt Centre is a second-stage housing facility for men continuing their recovery journey. Their program satellite provides full food bank services directly at their location.

RAVENS MOON 

Raven’s Moon provides affordable, supportive housing that facilitates permanent, positive life changes. Their program satellite provides full food bank services directly at their location.

SEVA FOOD PANTRY

Archway’s Multicultural Department, in collaboration with the Food Bank, creates access to culturally appropriate food within Abbotsford’s South Asian and multi-ethnic groups. Their program satellite provides full food bank services directly at their location.

 

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