Update March 2022: We are again able to accept donations of groceries and clothing – please drop-by our offices from 10am-4pm Tues-Fri and then phone our Reception at 604-983-9488 so that we can receive your items.
Through the crisis, we are supporting those in our Client Care Program with grocery gift-cards delivered to each one, as we transition to welcoming back clients to our onsite grocery depot. Note that some parts of our programs may be changed because of current COVID restrictions.
GROCERY SUPPORT PROGRAM AND NUTRITION PATHWAY
We provide clients and their families with groceries and/or grocery retail gift-cards on a monthly basis. Our approach is to provide each client with the power of choice and provide groceries to assist with their food-budgets and to relieve food-insecurity.
Our new Nutrition Pathway – launching March 2022: An opportunity for clients to gain lifelong skills around nutrition and healthy eating, so that each one can make better choices for their health and the health of their loved ones. We aim to empower clients with the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions about nutritional choices. The Pathway includes additional food security support, provides nutrition education, and help with food literacy, cooking and meal planning. We remove barriers around food knowledge and skills: improving the health of our clients and our community.
Pre-packed bags of food are provided for those who are waiting to join the Client-Care Program, Emergency-Needs Clients, and for clients in transition from Harvest Project programs.
100% of food and personal hygiene products that Harvest Project offers to clients is donated by individuals, businesses and community groups. We have worked closely with Vancouver Coastal Health North Shore to develop this food recovery program and protocols for safely handling, transporting and storing perishable foods. We work to provide a healthy, practical range of foods.
NOTE: During COVID crisis, we invite you to donate online here to provide a grocery gift-card that we’ll deliver to a client-family.