Valley First

Food For Thought

Not sure about donating? Here are some interesting facts about how your donations can make a real difference in fighting hunger in our communities. Plus, we've given you some ideas about what items are best to donate.

Interesting Facts

  • In March 2016, 102,464 individuals were assisted by food banks in British Columbia
  • This number is a 32.5% increase over 2008
  • 32.2% of food bank users in B.C. are children

Best Kinds of Food to Donate

Non-perishable food items can be donated at any Valley First branch. Although the needs of every community are different, here’s a “wish list” of the top items generally requested from our food bank partners:

Baby Products

  • Baby formula
  • Diapers

Canned Products

  • Fruit, Vegetables
  • Soup, Stew
  • Tomato products
  • Tuna, Salmon, Chicken

Healthy Choices

  • Applesauce
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole grain pasta

Special Needs

  • Boost/Ensure

Get Involved

We are always looking for support from the community, which is why we have made it so convenient for you to donate online or at any of our community branches.
We encourage you to contact us or visit us at any time regarding our involvement in your community!