A donation of securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don't apply, our charity receives the full fair market value when the security is sold, and you get a tax receipt which reﬂects your larger contribution. This allows you to give more and get more.
We accept non-perishable food donations at both of our depots. Did you Grow a Row and have an abundance of fresh produce? The Maple Ridge depot can accept donations of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Maple Ridge Depot
#8, 22726 Dewdney Trunk Road (behind Big Feast)
Donations are accepted Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Please take all food donations to the back door.
Pitt Meadows Depot
There are two ways you can donate:
2. Look for the BC Share Coupons at the checkout. By adding $2 (or more) to your bill, you are directly helping those in need here in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables
- Formula and Baby Food
- High-Protein Foods (Canned Meats, Beans, Chili, Nut-Butters, Peanut Butter)
- Meal Replacements (Boost, Ensure)
- Pasta and Sauce
- Soups - Chunky and Regular
Providing food staples is our number one priority. But when clients come to us, food may not be the only thing they are lacking. When we can, we offer:
- Children’s Birthday Items (Cake Mix, Party Supplies, Small Gifts for Children Up to Age 12)
- Diabetes Care
- Diapers and Wipes
- Hygiene Products
- Pet Food
We know that all donations are given with the best of intentions. However, due to food safety and out of respect for our clients, we cannot accept certain items:
- Food in Opened or Broken Packaging
- Food Past the Expiration Date
- Foods That Must Be Kept Refrigerated or Frozen
- Homemade Food
- Unlabelled or Dented Cans
Because we are responsible for the quality of the food we share, we have to ensure perishables are stored and transported appropriately. We have refrigerated trucks to guarantee the “cold chain” is maintained when we do local pickups/deliveries. When it comes to donations, we cannot be 100% sure that refrigerated/frozen foods were stored properly on their way to the food bank.
We issue tax receipts for all donations over $20.
If you wish to donate completely anonymously, you may do so online through Canada Helps. If donating in person and you want to remain anonymous, you will not receive a tax receipt.