As of November 2022, the Richmond Food Bank has been matched with King’s Independent Grocer as part of Food Banks Canada’s Retail Food Program. This means that King’s will donate any products that would not be placed on their shelves due to damaged packaging or overstocking. This program will help get food into the hands of our clients and reduce food waste at the grocery store. 

Clients may receive food where the exterior packaging has been damaged. This may be broken/damaged boxes or defects on spouts of plastic bottles or tetra-packs. Clients will not be provided food where the interior food packaging is open, or a food safety seal has been broken. 

At this time, our participation in the Retail Food Program is limited to non-perishable food items as we do not have refrigerators or freezers to store perishable items. We will continue to work with our partners to provide this support to our clients, as we learn more about the program and what products may be available.

More information on the Retail Food Program is available on Food Banks Canada’s website here.

Last Updated on December 10, 2022