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Our Client Programs

Hunger affects us all; it knows no age, it knows no race and it knows no season. At the Surrey Food Bank we have created specialized programs to ensure we are providing food assistance to everyone who needs a hand up in our community.

Surrey Food Bank Food Distribution

Registered clients may visit the Surrey Food Bank and receive a nutritious supply of food every 14 days. The quantity of food provided is based on the household size. Our goal is to provide sufficient food for 3 to 4 days. We offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian options based on Canada’s Food Guide for Healthy Eating. However, we are limited in what we offer as we can only supply items that have been donated or purchased as required.

We are open for general food hamper distribution for our registered clients:

  • Mon: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tue: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thu: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In addition we distribute from 3 other distribution centres as well as an evening distribution. Please see our  Other Distribution Centres page or our Evening Distribution page.

Learn more about our registration requirements

Tiny Bundles

Those registered for our Tiny Bundles Program (families with pregnant Moms and children under one year of age) are welcome once every 7 days. These families receive a full week’s worth of nutrition, along with diapers, baby food and other items. We extend the benefits of the Tiny Bundles program as the child grows through our Toddler Totes and Pre-K nutritional bundle packages that are included in the family’s regular food selection.

Seniors Distribution

We have dedicated a specific distribution time for Seniors, ages 65 plus to collect their food in a respectful and non-rushed environment. We offer a suitable choice of nutritious foods including high protein and low sodium options, to encourage the best possible nutrition. In addition community organizations with senior specific programming are regularly on site to share information about available services. Seniors are welcome alternate Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at which time we have peer volunteers on site to ease their experience. They are also welcome to join us earlier in the day for a social visit with peers at Chuck Bailey Rec Centre.

Hamper to Your Home

Registered clients who are unable to attend the food bank due to mobility issues as a result of serious health or physical challenges are eligible to have their food delivered to their home. Please note that medical validation is required for this program.

Please note, at this time there are wait lists for all of our routes.