Our organization rarely seeks government grants or funding. It is basically, people in the community helping others in the community. We are governed by an elected board of up to 9 directors and are a registered society with a formal constitution. We are also a registered charity and can issue tax receipts when applicable.
Our mission is to provide access to healthy food for individuals and families from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats. Our service area covers 126 km with the main building located in Invermere. Current scheduled distribution days are Tuesday and Thursdays from 1 – 2 PM, though these hours are extended when the need arises.
The Coordinator greets and processes the clients and then sends them to the 3 or 4 Customer Service Representatives on duty to fill the requisite hamper.
Clients may receive a hamper once every 30 days, and the hamper is intended to provide that individual or family with enough good food for 7 days. There are some clients who use the food bank regularly while others come in only once. Emergency hampers can be provided upon request should they be warranted.
The roles we have for volunteers consist of: