Food Resources

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These are a just a few of the local food resources in Powell River. Most of the churches have the capacity to supply some support as well, just call and ask.

Powell River Food Bank
6812D Alberni Street
Tue, Wed, Thurs 10:00-2:00  Call Savannah Dee for more information about summer hours etc.

The Parish Hall at the Assumption Church on Glacier Street has a lunch time soup kitchen open from noon-1:00pm. They have free bread, and if you bring a jar you can also take home some delicious soup or chowder!

The Salvation Army
4500 Joyce Avenue

Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Soup Kitchen
Monday and Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm Food Pantry
Food Basket available once every three months (apply to staff)

Powell River United Church
6932 Crofton Street

Good Food Box Program

Call: Annabelle Tully-Barr 604-223-3265 or 604 485 8213 (Family Place) Distribution is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The program runs entirely on volunteer labour with between 115-150 boxes prepared each month. It contains 10-11 types of fruits and vegetables and the $12 box is considered to be 20-40% higher value than buying items at market. The food is packaged at the United Church with dedicated volunteers. A local supermarket supplies the food at near cost. A newsletter accompanies the box containing nutritional information and recipes.

Pamphlets about the Good Food Box are available at PREP, BOND, Public Health, Tla’Amin Health and other sites. There is no membership or long-term commitment required. Not a charity; people pay for what goes into their boxes. There may be community donations and support, but is run by volunteers and is customer centered.

How to participate:
Prepay by the 3rd of the month at Town Centre Mall, across from the Overwaitea entrance inside the mall or at Family Place
Pick up or arrange for delivery what you purchased on the second Wednesday of each month
Cost per box is $12.00 with various pick-up sites including, Family Place (Town Centre Mall); deliveries for the disabled or those without transportation can be arranged

Spaghetti dinner: Held at the United Church @ Corner of Duncan and Michigan St.

Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family. If you can’t afford the price, come anyway!
Closed June to September.

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