This summer marks a culmination of a very long journey for the Surrey Food Bank. After years of searching, frustration and near misses, the food bank has finally acquired and moved into a new facility! This new location is in Newton with easy transit access from King George Boulevard and is nearly 3 times larger that our previous building in Whalley.
There is an excitement and a new sense of purpose in the air and we are looking forward to expanding our services and creating avenues for our clients to break the cycle of food insecurity.
The size and layout of the building allows the food bank to now have all operations under one roof and the increase in our cooler and freezer capacity will provide us the ability to increase the amount of fresh product – produce, protein and dairy, that we are able to receive and share with our clients.
We also have a dedicated community engagement area where our partner agencies can connect with our clients to provide information and opportunity in regard to programming, skill building and education.
A very special recognition to our staff, volunteers and board for their tireless work in the moving process and getting us all set up to re-open to the community in early July.
This move marks a new phase in the evolution of the Surrey Food Bank, and as we work through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an increase in new registrations – those who have lost their jobs, business and even front line/healthcare workers. We are all trying to make the best of these unprecedented times and are here to provide support to those most in need in our community.
As we brace for a potential second wave, we take this opportunity to thank all of our partners, donors and supporters for their encouragement, assistance and dedication to the Surrey Food Bank.
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