The Food Hamper Distribution program involves the preparation and distribution of food hampers that are catered to specific dietary needs (vegan and religious dietary restrictions) for low-income residents of British Columbia. For those who don’t have dietary restrictions, we refer them to the local food banks in their areas for example residents who live in Surrey are referred to our partners, the Surrey Food Bank. Currently we serve clients in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.
On the first and third Saturday of every month, our volunteers distribute food hampers, baby supplies, used clothing, baby and other household items to our clients.
There are three different sized hampers which are distributed in relation to the client’s household size. Each food hamper includes rice, flour, oil, sugar cereal, an assortment of canned foods, pasta, tea and meat (all food items are halal). When we receive additional donation we are also able to provide clients with food items such as fresh fruits and vegetables and other miscellaneous items such as cookies, spices, drinks etc.
Approximately 600 families visit the Food Bank every month, around 3,000 people, and we expect this to increase to around 800 registered clients over the next few months. Donate a hamper to assist with the food expenses for a family over the month.
The Muslim Food Bank Society is located at 101 – 11558 132A Street, Surrey, B.C. V3R 7S2.