Lend a hand at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank


Lend a hand
at the
Greater Vancouver
Food Bank

With a mission of “providing healthy food to those in need,” the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) assists approximately 9,000 individuals monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore. Through specialized food nutrition programs, they help to meet specific nutritional needs of children and seniors.

In addition, the GVFB offers food support to 112 Community Agency Partners throughout these communities, such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters, and after-school programs. These partners, in turn, provide hot meals and snacks to thousands of people each week, including those struggling with homelessness. Last year, GVFB programs distributed a whopping total of 7.1 million pounds of food.

Join fellow UBC alumni helping to ensure these efforts continue by organizing and distributing food at the GVFB warehouse.

Please note, closed toed shoes are required.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Two shifts available:
Shift 1 – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Shift 2 – 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Greater Vancouver Food Bank
295 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC – map

Open to UBC alumni only. Registration is required.

Volunteer responsibilities may include:

  • Distributing the specific allotment of food to each client.
  • Creating a safe and welcoming environment for clients.
  • Ensuring that the distribution site is clean and organized.
  • Assisting the team with restocking and cardboard breakdown.
  • Setting up and taking down the site materials (tables, signage, product, etc.)

Questions? Please contact alumni.volunteers@ubc.ca.

Your personal information is collected by alumni UBC and will be shared with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. By submitting your personal information you are consenting to it being shared with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank for the purpose of contact and record keeping related to this volunteer position. It is also being shared with UBC, which is collecting it under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We may also use your contact information to update our alumni mailing lists, which are used by both alumni UBC and UBC to keep alumni informed about University news, events and initiatives, including fundraising.  Any questions about the collection or use of this information should be forwarded to alumni.ubc@ubc.ca.


THE A PROJECT is alumni UBC’s volunteer program focused on bringing our alumni community together to support community organizations. Through virtual, individual, and group volunteer opportunities we aim to support community organizations focused on protecting the environment, food security, and access to education and resources. Learn more about other opportunities available through THE A PROJECT here.