Giving food to those in the community who need temporary and / or ongoing assistance with their grocery needs. Here you will find our volunteers packaging parcels to be given out to families and individuals in need.
Recognized by our parent organization Food Banks BC for setting a standard of excellence.
Please bring your own bags.
Hours of Operation Tuesdays & Fridays
9 am to 1 pm
Qualifications to receive a food parcel:
Persons must be a resident of Creston or the surrounding area. Showing residence confirmation.
Personnel identification of all persons at residence via health care card, drivers lic. passport.
Also be prepared to provide proof of income source/s.
Please note: 2 visits per month allowed.
FoodMesh was created in response to a desire to solve a global problem: Avoidable food waste and food insecurity.
The Creston Valley Gleaners Society partnered with FoodMesh and Save On Foods in May 2019. What this looks like is 7 days a week all perishable food is picked up from our local grocer and brought back to our facility to be weighed, sorted and disbursed to programs and food bank recipients.
Jul. 19 – 12,241 kgs perishable foods salvaged
20,402/600 gr. per meal created
30,377 of CO2 emissions saved
Gleaners & Friends
Gleaners acquires shipments of reclaimed goods from a private sector provider. These include non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene and household products. Food items are first shared with the Food Bank and then with numerous other programs in our community.
Through Gleaners & Friends we have been able to make further “in kind” non-perishable food donations to a variety of Food Programs in the community – such as:
PCSS High School, ARES Elem. Erickson Elem, HomeLinks, Yaqan Nuki Elem, Wildflower Elem, Canyon-Lister Elem.
Holy Cross Church – Soup Kitchen, Erickson Covenant Church – Picker’s Appreciation Lunch, Trinity United Church – Hot Lunch, New Life Church- BBQ’s and High School Lunch.
Therapeutic Action Program for Seniors lunch programs.
Whole Foods for Whole Families – Refugee Society, Dots to Tots, Youth Network, Library, Family Place.
Women’s Shelter, Stop the Violence
Ministerial Association hampers and Christmas Hampers
Cranbrook St. Angels
Salmo Food bank