The BCTFD Project

Our Story

The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive started in 2008. Church leadership recognized the need to support the local Food Banks in that area. It was clear that many volunteers in their area were more than willing to assist with the collection of food by going door to door representing the local Food Bank.

Over the last 15 years this has grown exponentially involving most every area though out the province. Now this has grown to include a fabulous number of grocery stores, businesses, individuals, churches, including many community programs inter-faith groups, Scout groups, Rotary Club etc. throughout B.C.

Get Involved!

The BCTFD is a non-denominational project and is open to all interested individuals, community groups, religious organizations, businesses or others who wish to join us in helping attend to the needs of the hungry in our province. We are always recruiting volunteers to help with planning and organizing our events or completing collection routes. We are also looking to partner with organizations whose members are willing to participate en masse, as volunteers, and sponsors who will contribute to our operational fund and our directed donation programs. All of our partners and volunteers are required to abide by the principles and regulations that underpin our project:

  • Our fundamental purpose is to raise as much material and financial support for local food banks as possible.
  • Those participating in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive may not impose ulterior agendas on any of our events. Our volunteers do not proselytize, sell, or promote any products or ideas which are not directly tied to our fundamental purpose. Community Partners attached to the BCTFD are permitted to promote their own involvement, but only through modest acknowledgments in our flyers and other public notices.
  • We believe there are limitations to what public programs can do in terms of addressing issues such as poverty and hunger, and that responsibility for the well-being of communities – and societies – ultimately rests with their private citizens. The BCTFD does not accept any direct forms of government assistance.
  • We also recognize that principles of charity and selflessness are best served by working for a good cause without expectation of material reward. As such, our project does not offer compensation for the value of any labor performed by its officers or volunteers.
  • In order to protect our communities against fraud and other abuses, we conform to Food Banks British Columbia’s code of ethics. Most specifically, we do not solicit cash contributions door-to-door.

List of Food Banks in B.C.


Where are the Food Banks in B.C

Princeton Baptist Church
The Salvation Army New Hope Community Church
Sources Langley (attn Leslie)
Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services
The Salvation Army Family Services
Community Connections Society
Archway Abbotsford Food Bank
Chilliwack Salvation Army Care and Share Food Bank
Lake Country Food Bank
Kamloops Food Bank
Richmond Food Bank
The Salvation Army
St Marks Food Bank
The Salvation Army Quesnel Food Bank
Sparwood Food Bank
Campbell River Food Bank Society
Golden Food Bank Society
Cranbrook Food Bank Society
100 Mile House Food Bank Society
The Salvation Army
Nicola Valley Food Bank-
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Friends in Need
Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
Sources Food Bank S. Surrey W.R.
Westside Community Food Bank
160 Old Hedley Rd, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0
191 2 Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1H6
20445 62 Ave Unit 208, Langley Twp, BC V3S 5X2
205 6 Ave NW, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0
2469 S Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5J1
314 2 St E, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
33914 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4H8
45746 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2N4
9830 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 1S7
171 Wilson St, Kamloops, BC V2B 2M8
100-5800 Cedarbridge Way Richmond BC. V6X 2A7
10116 100 Ave, Fort St John, V1J 1Y6
1029 103rd ave Dawson Creek, V1G2G6
103-246 St. Laurent Ave Quesnel, BC V2J 2C9
125 D Centennial Square, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0
1393 Marwalk Cres, Campbell River, BC V9W 5V9
1407 9 St S, Golden, BC V0A 1H6
1624 Industrial Road 2, Cranbrook BC V1C 6R2
199 7 St, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
200 Rutland Rd S, Kelowna, BC V1X 2Z5
2026 Quilchena   Ave, Merritt BC
210 Fry St. Nanaimo V9R4Z1
22726 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3K2
2310 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC V1X 4H7
2343 156 St, Surrey, BC V4A 4V5
2545 Churchill Rd. Westbank BC V4T2B9
SHARE Family & Community Services
The Salvation Army Williams Lake Food Bank
Bread Of Life Centre
St Joseph’s Food Bank
Salvation Army House of Hope
Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank Society
Salvation Army PG
The Salvation Army Prince George Food Bank
Squamish Food Bank
Archway Abbotsford Food Bank
Hope Community Services
Salvation Army of Chilliwack
South Delta Food Bank
Cowichan Valley Basket Society
Nelson Community Food Centre
Mustard Seed
Powell River Action Centre Food Bank
Port Hardy Harvest Food Bank
Salvation Army
Goldstream Food Bank
Boundary Community Food Bank
Creston Valley Gleaners
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Salvation Army
Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank
Aldergrove Food Bank Society
Kitimat Food Bank
Surrey Food Bank
2615 Clarke St., Port Moody, BC V3H-1Z4
267 BORLAND ST Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R4
3130 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 4CB
32550 7th Ave, Mission, BC V2V 2B9
3303 32nd Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2E1
340 Leadenhall St, Kimberley, BC V1A 2B1
3500 D 18 Ave, Prince George, BC V2N 1A9
37871 Third Ave., Squamish, BC V8B-0A7
3914 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4H8
434 Wallace Street, Hope, BC V0X1L0
45746 Yale Rd. Chilliwack BC V2P 2N5
5545 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC V4K 1X1
5810 Garden St, Duncan, BC V9L 3V7
602 Silica St, Nelson, BC V1L 4N1
625 Queens Ave, Victoria
6816B Alberni St, Powell River, BC V8A 2B4
7120 Market St, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
741 2 Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
761 Station Ave, Victoria, BC V9B 2S1
7816 Donaldson Dr, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H2
807 Canyon st Creston BC V0B1G3
8345 Winston St., Burnaby, BC V5A-2H3
886 Wembley Rd Parksville BC V9P2H6
9586 Fifth St, Sidney, BC V8L 2W5
27524 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove, BC V4W 3N5
City Centre Mall, Kitimat, V8C 1T6
Unit 1: 13478 78 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 8J6