The Whistler Food Bank exists to provide assistance to people and families who need help. Food Banks are a temporary solution for people who are doing all that they can to become self supporting. The community of Whistler has a wide range of services available to help people meet their basic needs and people who use the Food Bank are made aware of these programs.
Food is distributed every Monday from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Social Services Centre at 1519 Spring Creek Drive 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. except when a Stat. Holiday falls on a Monday, the Food Bank will distribute on Tuesday. For more urgent inquiries please phone 604-935-7717, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring a reusable bag/backpack for your food.
Directions: Bus schedule online http://www.transitbc.com/regions/whi/ There are buses that stop northbound highway 99, just past the entrance to Spring Creek subdivision. People will need to walk up the valley trail, past the elementary school to the Food Bank which should take 10 minutes. There is no southbound stop on highway 99. So, you could take a bus southbound through Cheakamus and/or Function and stay on until it begins it's northbound trip back towards the village.
How can you support the food bank?
Donations can be made at all grocery stores in Whistler. Just look for the bins near the check out. Please see this list of much needed items for details. Thank you!
Host a Food Drive at your workplace or with a group of friends or family see our fundraiser agreement for more information.
Phones for Food Fundraiser
Thank you volunteers!
The Whistler Food Bank would not be able to function without the help of dedicated, regular volunteers. We would like to thank Freida Cook, Gail Fasken, Lyl Goldsmid, Brian Stodart, Doreen Ramage, Ellie Johnston, Cliff and Viv Jennings, Martha Heintzman, Margrit Mueller, Olivia, Isis and Eric Nesbitt, Fumi Takaishi, Brigette Liss, Eike Wanatabe, Ellen Lanchester, Karen Wylie, Kathleen Withey, Glen Steinhausen, the Tamwood Students, Sara Penny, and the Four Seasons Crew. Thanks also to all our other volunteers! If you are interested in joining the volley team, please contact Sara @ email@example.com.
From Jan.1 2011 - March 31 2012 People Served: 3535, Number of Children Served: 209, Food Donated in Pounds: 15813, Volunteer Hours worked: Around 1,400 hours
The Food Bank is GOLD Sponsored by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation who donated $10000 and is SILVER Sponsored by American Friends of Whistler and Couloir Project Management who each donated $5,000. Thank You to Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church for allowing the Food Bank land to operate for so many years on your land.
Thanks to Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, Community Foundation Of Whistler, The Question Newspaper, The Grocery Store, Nester's, IGA, Creekside Market, American Friends of Whistler, Starbucks, Great Glass Elevator, Four Seasons and the many local individuals and businesses in our community for your continued support of this program.
The Ethical Food Bank Code:
Preface- Food Banks Canada, its Members (provincial associations), Affiliate Member food banks, and associated agencies believe that everyone in Canada has the right to physical and economic access, at all times, to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences.
The Ethical Food banking Code:
Food Banks Canada, its Members (provincial associations), Affiliate Member food banks, and associated agencies will: