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!
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 Whistler Blackcomb Foundation donated $10,000
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler staff organize an annual Christmas food drive and participate in Foodworx Business Challenge (winner in 2010 & 12).
The Marketplace IGA donated a credit of $5000 to be used for the food bank and other WCSS programs as needed.
The Whistler Public Library hosts 'Foods for Fines'
Christine Suter of Sea2Sky Multisports organizes an annual 5 km Fun Run every Oct.
Rotary Club of Whistler ongoing donation of meeting funds.
The Whistler Eye Clinic for ongoing donation of glasses fixing funds.
Whistler Real Estate monthly donation.
Great Glass Elevator for ongoing treat donations.
Spring Creek Community School for their annual donation fundraiser "Santa's Workshop"
RMOW annual staff Christmas party and summer BBQ donation.
BC Amateur Athletic Association donated $2000 from the Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra
The Westin Resort and Spa and the Whistler Golf Course offered a free day of golf (by donation to the food bank) to clients of the Westin in 2012.
Local Automotive and Vision Pacific ran a Fire Wood Chop Sale. With help from dozens of HARD working volunteers this event raised over $4,500 for the Food Bank Thank you to Steve Turner, Tim Reagan and Claire Ogilvie.
The Whistler Museum donated a weekend of entry fees.
The Waldorf School ran a lantern walk by donation to the food bank.
An anonymous donor gave $1,000 during the Shaw "Together is Amazing" campaign which was used to buy food which was then tripled by Shaw! It resulted in $3,000 worth of food!
The Four Seasons Whistler helps with the annual Canada Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.
Ironman Foundation donated $4000
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 banking Code:
Food Banks Canada, its Members (provincial associations), Affiliate Member food banks, and associated agencies will: