Food Programs at
Hope Community Services

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Community Food Resource Centre

Food is such an important part of our social and community fabric!

At Hope Community Services we offer a variety of food programs and resources. So whether you’re a new mom, a family with children, a lonely senior, a budding gardener, or someone challenged with putting enough food on the table, we’re here for you!

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Community Meal & Healthy Food Bank

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Better Beginnings Prenatal Program

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Lunch with the Bunch

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Adventures in Cooking

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Holly Days Program

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Healthy Food Hampers

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After the Bell

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Family Meal Kits

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Market For Less

Community Meal Drop-in & Healthy Food Hampers

Healthy produce, bread and non-perishable food for children, families, seniors and individuals.

Along with a monthly food hamper, you can enjoy a healthy meal and social interaction at each drop-in. We invite you to shop in our grocery store style Healthy Food Bank to select food items of your choosing. Eligible participants need to be residents of Hope to qualify. On your first visit, please bring ID for yourself and each member of your family/household.

For more information about the Community Meal & Healthy Food Bank, please contact Dianne MacDonnell at dianne@hopecommunityservices.com or Kim Paolini at kim@hopecommunityservices.com or call our main office at 604-869-2466.

We are located inside the Northwest Harvest Church building at 888 3rd Avenue, and enjoy collaborating as partners, friends, and tenants.

Individuals, Families, and Couples

Individuals, families, and couples are eligible to receive a food hamper once per month on either the first three Wednesdays and Thursdays of each month. 

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We are open from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the first three Wednesdays and Thursdays every month.

We invite you to shop in our welcoming and friendly grocery store style environment to select food items of your choosing.  We have a selection of healthy, organic produce from the Food Bank Production garden (during the growing season) and produce from the Food Recovery project in partnership with Save-On Foods.

If you’re pressed for time, we’ll still have pre-packaged hampers on hand to get you out the door quickly.

A nutritious lunch is provided at each drop-in!

Community Meal

Join us on the last Tuesday of the month for a nutritious meal. All community members welcomed.

We host a community meal on the last Tuesday of the month, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the Northwest Harvest building at 888, 3rd Avenue. We invite all community members to join us for this free program. Enjoy your meal in our dining room or take it to go.

Give us a call today at 604-869-2466 to find out how you can sponsor the next community meal.

Our Community Meal & Healthy Food Bank programs rely almost entirely on the generous donations of community members, businesses and organizations and a small grant from BC Gaming.  We could not serve the community the way we do without the support of individuals, businesses & organizations like yourselves.  If you would like to help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children, families, seniors and individuals in our community, visit our donation page today!

Like our Facebook page for more updates. View our full Food Resource Calendar here.

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Market for less

The market is currently closed for the Winter season. Stay tuned for our Spring opening date! 

Market for Less is a low cost produce market open to EVERYONE! The market is open on the LAST Wednesday of each month and is held at the Northwest Harvest Church building at 888, 3rd Avenue from 11:00 to 1:30.

Produce comes from the large Food Bank plot at the Community Gardens during the growing season, purchased wholesale from a produce distributor and from the kindness of backyard gardeners who donate their excess produce.

Hot drinks and snacks are also available at no charge, but donations are always welcome!

We are also interested in purchasing your excess backyard garden produce or eggs, no matter the amount, at a fair and reasonable price. If you have excess produce you’d like to sell, please contact Michele Thornhill at mthornhill@hopecommunityservices.com or call 604-869-2466 ext 102.

Better Beginnings Prenatal Program

For caregivers who are pregnant and have newborns up to 6 months old.

Every Monday from 9:00-11:30am, the Better Beginnings program provides support, education, assistance with access to community services, and a nutritious meal.

Join us for a meal, connection with other parents, and have fun learning about prenatal and postnatal care.

For more information please check our calendar, Family Place/Better Beginnings Facebook page or call the program coordinator, Irais Guerrerro at 604-869-2466, ext 103.

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After the Bell Food Program

After the Bell is a program that provides healthy food packs for vulnerable children and youth throughout the summer.

The healthy food packs contain a variety of healthy perishable and non-perishable mini-meals with nutritious child-friendly foods such as crackers and hummus dip, granola bars, juice, dried raisins/fruit, apples, oranges, veggies & dip and more.

Packs are delivered once a week by community agencies and staff.

If you know of a child or youth that could benefit from having a healthy food pack throughout the summer, please contact the Food Resource Programs Coordinator at 604-869-2466, ext 104.

This program is provided with the support of Food Banks Canada and donations from people like you!  If you would like to make a donation to support children & youth with healthy and nutritious mini-meals, please visit our donation page today!

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Adventures in Cooking

A FREE cooking class for kids ages 8 – 12!

Adventures in Cooking is a 7-week fun-filled cooking club where you get to cook, taste, and learn about delicious food. Being in the kitchen is an exciting, hands-on way to learn about basic cooking skills and make delicious meals each week, such as pancakes, burritos, dips, pasta sauce and more! The program is held on Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Northwest Harvest building at 888, 3rd Avenue.

For more information or to register, please contact Kim Paolini at kpaolini@hopecommunityservices.com  or at 604-869-2466 Ext. 104.

This program is made possible through grants provided by The Hershey Company, Food Banks Canada, Envision Financial: Hope Branch, and from caring community members like you.  If you would like to make a donation to support vulnerable kids in learning valuable food and cooking skills, please visit our donation page today!

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Lunch with the Bunch

Lunch with the Bunch is a program that brings seniors together and provides an opportunity to socialize, learn new things, enjoy a nutritious meal and have fun!

We meet Tuesdays at 10:00am at 888 3rd Avenue (Northwest Harvest Church) for registration and socializing.  Guest speakers, activities, entertainment or games begins at 10:30.  Lunch is served at 11:30. All attendees must show proof of vaccination.

Cost of lunch:  $9.00 (Subsidies are available – contact the facilitator, Kim Paolini, or phone Hope Community Services at 604-869-2466, ext 104 for more information).

Transportation is available free of charge!  Contact the office at 604-869-2466 to register.

This program is made possible with the support of Fraser Health, The Province of BC and Community Donations.  If you would like to make a donation to support this popular seniors lunch program, please visit our donation page today!

View our full Food Resource Calendar.

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Holly Days

Please note that registration for this program is now CLOSED for 2021.

Holly Days is our annual Christmas Giving program.

We provide grocery gift cards, food, toys & gifts for low-income households.

To register for this program, please visit the main office at 434 Wallace Street.  Please bring with you proof of residence (i.e. rent receipt, utility bill, etc.) and ID for every member of your household.  Registration begins October 13, 2021.

This program is supported ENTIRELY through the generous donations of local community members, businesses, organizations, the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau, the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, and The Province Empty Stocking Fund!  If you would like to support Holly Days Christmas Giving Program, please visit our donation page or contact the office at 604-869-2466 for additional ways to support this popular program.

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We are proud members of Food Banks Canada
We are proud members of Food Banks BC
We are proud members of Community Food Centres Canada
Canadian Child Care Federation
Families Canada
Family Programs Resource of BC

Hope Community Services

PO Box 74, 434 Wallace Street.
Hope, BC, Canada V0X 1L0

tel: (604) 869-2466
fax: (604) 869-3317

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