We want to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can impact the world.
Our program is for anyone in New Westminster and Burnaby who needs food support.
Some might work mid-week full-time and be unable to access other food support programs that operate on weekdays. Others may be unemployed or underemployed and trying to make their dollars stretch. Many have never needed this type of support before. But food support may help pay rent, or allow other bills to be paid.
Together we can help lighten the load, if only for a little while.
We provide free grocery hampers every Saturday at four locations for anyone in need.
At Trinity Presbyterian Church West End (formerly St. Aidan's) (1320 Seventh Ave), we serve the West End community of New Westminster from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.
At the Queensborough Community Center (920 Ewen Ave.) (through the back doors) we serve the Queensborough community from 12:45 - 1:15 PM
At Trinity Presbyterian Church Sapperton (formerly Knox) (403 Columbia St. E), we serve the Sapperton area of New Westminster from 1:00-1:30 PM.
At Trinity Presbyterian Church Edmonds (formerly Gordon) (7457 Edmonds St.), we serve the South End of Burnaby from 12:30 - 2:00 PM. Registration is required at this site.
Standard hampers include dry goods, meat, dairy, breads, and produce. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available. We offer outdoors (Edmonds) curbside pickup (7th Ave.New West.), and delivery to those who are medically or mobility challenged with a referral.
We encourage hand sanitizing, wearing masks, and physical distancing to keep everyone safe.
"Helping out at Don't Go Hungry helped me stay sober throughout the pandemic. I needed to give back and think of others. A real life line!"
"I like to help at two sites. They make me feel like I'm wanted and needed."
A neighbour was giving out money to people in the lineup. After he left, I gave to someone who had missed out. It felt right to keep generosity going."
From the beginning, we have been supported by a generous and compassionate community. Without the involvement of our community partners, none of this would be possible. These include the Rotary Clubs of New Westminster, Vancouver Foundation, Vancity Credit Union, United Way Lower Mainland, the City of Vancouver, the City of New Westminster, Trinity Presbyterian Church (formerly Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Aidan's Presbyterian Church, Gordon Presbyterian,) Save On Foods, Buy-Low Foods, the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society, Fraser Health, Dan's Legacy, the New Westminster Soccer Club, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Urban Impact Recycling, local schools, and volunteers from Century House Seniors Center, "Helping Hands New Westminster" community, ReFood, and local businesses. We thank in particular Align Construction who have partnered with us by generously donating materials and labour to renovate the St. Aidan's Food Hub storage and donated a fridge and standup freezer. We thank the Greater Vancouver Food bank, Omicron, the Firefighters of New Westminster, and Telus Ambassadors for your support! Thanks most recently for the support of the New Westminster Rotary, Food Banks of BC
and the United Way (May, 2023)
As our list of partners grows, so does our ability to serve the community.
Are you interested in getting involved?
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Get in touch with us to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. Non perishable donations are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off at St. Aidan's on Saturdays from 10 - 11:00 AM or send us a message. Monetary donations may be e-transferred to firstname.lastname@example.org, through Canada Helps/St. Aidan'sPresbyterian/Don't Go Hungry or by cheque to St. Aidan's Food Program at 1320 Seventh Ave. New Westminster, BC V3M 2K1
1320 Seventh Ave.
New Westminster, BC