Founded in 1988, the Lake Country Food Bank has been providing food assistance to those in need due to food insecurity in our community. LCFB got its initial start by providing Christmas hampers to those in need and gradually grew over the years, to meet the growing needs for food on a year round basis.
The Lake Country Food Bank is operated by the Lake Country Food Assistance Society (LCFAS). It is a registered charity and a volunteer run organization that serves the Lake Country community. The LCFAS is governed by a board of directors that oversees the operations of the Food Bank and is a member of Food Banks of Canada and Food Banks BC. LCFB partners with food banks and charities across the valley, as a member of the Helping Through Sharing networking to provide assistance and support where required.
To eliminate hunger.
To assist in the relief of poverty, by providing food hampers for those in need, in our community.
Our Core Values
Respect for all
Confidentiality for all
Community is home
Clients & Volunteers = Family
Volunteers can change the world
Lake Country Food Assistance Society
Board of Directors
Operations & Facilities
Each month, LCFB provides hundreds of hampers to individuals and families in our community. Each family or individual selects the food items they require from a preset list of available items in stock. Clients come to LCFB for their hampers, however, based on volunteer availability, LCFB is able to deliver to those with mobility and health limitations. Due to the perishable nature of some of the food donations, LCFB works with other food banks in the valley. During harvest months LCFB also shares extra produce received with other food banks, non-profit and charitable organizations.
Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Lake Country community, we received the keys to our new home on Bottom Wood Lake Road in December 2015. The building is owned by the municipality of Lake Country and is leased by the food bank. Hampers have been distributed from this location since March 2016. The lower level of our building was developed for Food Recovery and funded by local grants and Food Banks Canada, and Food Banks BC.