We accept food donations from a variety of sources – grocery stores, restaurants, food distributors, and catering/special events (see some of our Community Partners here)
If you would like to become a partner in our Food Distribution Program, please contact the Food Services Manager at 604-514-7375 for more information.
What Can We Collect?
We can accept perishable and non-perishable (including fresh and frozen) quality food items that
- approaching the best before date
- have damaged or mislabelled packaging
What Are Our Greatest Needs?
- Canned Goods
- Meat Products
- Dairy Products
- Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
- Frozen Foods
- Paper Products
Benefits to Your Company:
- Lower warehousing, logistics, and food disposal costs
- Convenient, dependable and a free way to deal with your quality surplus foods
- Community goodwill, since food donations are distributed within Langley
- Environmentally and Socially responsible
- In-Kind tax receipts for those items we would have purchased otherwise
What About Liability?
All donors participating in our Food Distribution Program are protected from liability by via the British Columbia Food Donor Encouragement Act (Bill 10)
Who Uses the Donated Food?
Gateway of Hope operates a community meal program which offers hot, nutritious meals to the general public every day of the week (we feed an average of 150 people at each meal, every day).
Guests on our food line represent every age, gender, ethnicity, religion, and family status.
Any surplus products are redistributed to non-profit and community service agencies throughout Langley.