Important Update for the Duration of the Covid-19 Pandemic:

WEGCSS would like to offer the best Food Bank service our resources allow, while minimizing the risk of Covid 19 infection to all.  We have altered our Food Bank operations to protect the community, the volunteers and the staff.  We offer pre-packed boxes one at a time from the outside of the building.  We have added a distribution station from the Youth Centre door to lessen your wait time.  We look forward to being able to share meals and social time again.  Meanwhile, thanks for your patience. 

 

Location: 1001 Harold Street beside the WE Graham Community School 

We serve the Slocan Valley from New Denver to Playmor Junction. 

Open 11am-3pm on the first and third Thursday of each month, first come first serve. 

Dress warmly as you will be waiting for your food box outside. 

Please practice physical distancing and stay 20’ back from the Food Bank door until your turn. 

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PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE FOOD BANK IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR CIRCLE IS UNWELL. 

Instead, call (250 355 2484) or email (officemanager@wegcss.org) to set up a delivery. 

Leave a message with the following information: 

  • Your full name and contact information  

  •  Number of people in your household (include children) 

  • Your physical address and directions for delivery 

  • Any food restrictions (i.e., gluten free, or vegetarian) 

  • Have you used the Food Bank already this year?  (If not, we have a one-page registration to go through with you over the phone).

We deliver in the Slocan Valley on Food Bank Thursdays (always 1st & 3rd each month), 3-5pm. 

We need advance notice to arrange these deliveries with our amazing volunteers. 

Please call by Monday if you need a delivery for Thursday. 

 

WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

If you need help urgently, need more information, or need other resources,

please call or email us right away and leave your number or email address.   

We will get back to you within one business day. 

Be Well! 

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Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, the Slocan Valley Food Cupboard provides supplemental groceries to those in need.

See it on the calendar

 

How It Works

  • 10:30 AM – Coffee served in the Food Bank kitchen. Take a number to hold your place in line for food distribution.
  • Families, you are invited to request a family number, from the Office Manager.  This gives you priority in line. Family numbers are given out between 10:30 – 11:00 AM. If you arrive later than this, there might not be any family numbers left.
  • 11:00 AM – Doors open. Lunch is served and numbers begin being called for food distribution.
  • Please bring proof of address when registering. You must renew your registration each new year.
  • Please bring your own bags or box.

Can You?

Provide sources of protein for the Food Bank? Please contact us.

Our Values

  • We value honesty and integrity both with our staff, volunteers and with the public we serve.
  • We value working in partnership with the community and the local businesses throughout the Slocan Valley.
  • We value organizational resilience and believe that strong management practices are essential to our mission.
  • We value and respect those that we serve, and will not turn anyone away as long as we have food to distribute.
  • We value and appreciate our volunteers and staff.
  • We value and appreciate all the local businesses that support us both with food donations, time and general support.