For Our Clients
Families in need of food assistance my apply for support. We request the following documentation:
Proof of Lake Country residence - (rent receipts with Lake Country address, utility bills, Driver's License with Lake Country address)
Source of income for all adults -(Social Assistance, Disability, Student Loans, Pay Stubs, Pension Income)
I.D. for all adults over 18 years - (Driver's License, Care Card, Student ID, or social insurance number card)
I.D. for all minors under 18 years – (BC Care Card or Birth Certificate)
How to Register
Those requiring assistance can register by attending the food bank please call to make an appointment. You may print off the application form and bring it with you or you may complete our online application form. REMEMBER TO BRING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION AS NOTED ABOVE.
Full hampers are handed out once a month and Clients may come on hours that we are open for fresh vegetables and bread. Clients are provided with a schedule indicating their scheduled day for every month. It is the Client's responsibility to know the right date to pick up their hamper each month. If you are unable to pick up your hamper on your scheduled day please call and reschedule a day. Identification is required for every visit to the food bank. Hamper distribution is based upon family size and each family is assigned a specific week to pick up their hamper. Clients MUST try to come on their assigned day and week, to ensure that they receive a hamper that can accommodate the size of their family. Please contact us to see how we can help, if you are in an emergency situation and cannot wait until your assigned hamper day and week.
NOTE: Meat and other specialty items will NOT be provided in hampers for those that do not come on their assigned day and week unless rescheduled prior.
All clients must bring boxes and bags for their food items. Clients are requested to clean and return glass bottles that were included in previous hampers.
2019 Hamper Dates
1 Parent Families (1st week of the month):
January 8 & 9, February 5 & 6, March 5 & 6, April 2 & 3, May 7 & 8, June 4 & 5, July 2 & 3, August 6 & 7, September 3 & 4, October 1 & 2, November 5 & 6, December to be scheduled week of 9th to 13th.
2 Parent Families (2nd week of the month):
January 15 & 16, February 12 & 13, March 12 & 13, April 9 & 10, May 14 & 15, June 11 & 12, July 9 & 10, August 12& 13, September 10 & 11, October 8 & 9, November 12 & 13, December to be scheduled week of 9th to 13th.
Singles (3rd week of the month):
January 22 & 23, February 19 & 20, March 19 & 20, April 16 & 17, May 21 & 22, June 18 & 19, July 16 & 17, August 20 & 21, September 17 & 18, October 15 & 16, November 19 & 20, December to be scheduled week of 16th to 20th.
Couples (4th week of the month):
January 29 & 30, February 26 & 27, March 26 & 27, April 23 & 24, May 28 & 29, June 25 & 26, July 23 & 24, August 27 & 28, September 24 & 25, October 22 & 23, November 26 & 27, December to be scheduled week of 16th to 20th.
Often times we get items donated to the food bank that aren't always familiar to our clients. What do you do with a fresh rutabaga? How do I prepare quinoa? Here are some recipes we have gathered. If you have one to submit please contact us.