Due to COVID-19 concerns it is our priority to provide a safe and secure place for our clients and volunteers. We will providing a “drive up” service for upcoming food bank days.
The Osoyoos Food Bank is held monthly on the 3rd Thursday 5:30p – 7p at the Osoyoos Baptist Church. December food hamper day will be a week early as the Christmas Hamper Day pick up will be held on Dec. 17th. We will not be holding Friday morning hamper pick up in 2021.
*Registration for 2021 is required by all clients. We will be open for pre-registration on Tuesday and Thursday 10am-11am, enter at very back door of church. Please bring your photo i.d. or proof of residency for all adults in the household and birth certificate or health cards for all children 18 and under.
You can also print, fill out & sign the following form with your copies of all identification and email to the address below.
Upcoming Food Bank Dates:
If you are need of emergency food, please contact the office: 250-495-6581 during office hours only (Tuesday – Friday 9 am – noon) so a representative can be contacted to meet you at the church and help with your food needs. Please Note: It is really important to call during regular office hours to make sure we can arrange for assistance.
Cheques can be sent to the church office: 6210 – 97th Street, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V4 or dropped off to the church office Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 12 noon. We also accept e-transfers sent to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online giving available, select link below and in To box use the drop down menu to select Food Bank:
Food donations can be dropped off during church office hours.
Items we are unable to accept include:
- homemade items (jams, jellies, canned items etc.)
- opened food packages
- dented or damaged cans and packaged items
- items close to or past the six month best before date
- expired items (dairy, baby food)
We very much appreciate our generous community in supporting our food bank and at times we receive items we are unable to use. These items may be compromised or not as nutritional and we are required and committed to try to provide as nutritious food as possible to our clients. Food items not meeting standards not only take up volunteer’s time in sorting but we also have to pay for the disposal of these items.
Food Banks BC suggests to Donate With Dignity: We believe that every person should be treated with dignity and for this reason we ask that you don’t donate foods you wouldn’t choose to eat yourself.
Food Drives / Collecting donations for Osoyoos Food Bank:
- If you are organizing a food drive or taking donations for the Osoyoos Food Bank, First of all – Thank You very much for your support! Secondarily, please advise the Food Bank of details (date, time, place & name of organization taking collection). We can advertise your event on our Facebook page and also assure all those making donations that is indeed going to the Food bank. And… last but not least, please include in your advertisement the items the Food bank is unable to accept) list of items can be found above.
- Also….Important to know: the Food Bank does not support any telephone, mail, email or door to door solicitation for money at anytime! And if someone comes to your door looking for food donations for the Osoyoos Food Bank, please ask for a letter of verification and call or check our Facebook page to confirm the collection is indeed supporting the food bank.