What Makes Us Different?
“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.”
What Is Our Mission?
To relieve poverty by operating a free mobile home delivery food bank service to one parent families who are poor, of low income, and in need that are unable to go to a regular food bank in their area due to an illness or disability in the family having transportation issues that prevents them from getting the help they need visiting the local food bank. This service that we will provide fills a service gap that is not currently provided to these families, giving them a free home delivered perishable & non perishable food hamper that they would not otherwise be able to receive without this service.
We believe that God has called us to this ministry and we proudly stand in to fill the gap for those who are less fortunate.
When Did We Start?
Charity Registration number: 813658978 RR0001
What We Do?
FOOD BANK ON WHEELS is a compassionate Mobile Home Delivery Food Hamper Service, dedicated to supporting Single Parent Families in our community who are facing hardship due to illness or disability within their family. Our mission is simple yet impactful – to provide essential perishable and non-perishable food hampers directly to those in need.
We understand that some families cannot access a regular Food Bank due to challenging circumstances, and that’s where we step in. We’re not just a delivery service; we are the lifeline for families in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Surrey, Delta, and Langley who need it the most.
Our commitment is unwavering, and our goal is to ensure that no family goes hungry. If you or someone you know fits our criteria and resides in one of these areas, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.”
Why Single Parent Families?
Currently Single Parent families that have Fatherless (or Motherless) children throughout the Metro Vancouver area aren’t living in poverty because of poor personal choices. They are poor because of a combination of factors including:
- Lack of quality, affordable child care
- Challenges of lone parenthood
- Lack of safe, affordable housing
- Receiving Disability payments from the Government that are inadequately low
- Reduction to funding for education and support payments to pay the bills and feed their children.
- Experiences with violent and abusive ex-partners that not only affect them but the children as well, causing mental and physical challenges.
- Approximately half of lone-parent families in BC live in poverty, with 85% of these families being female-led. Food insecurity is experienced by 1 in 3 Canadian women who are solo-parenting. 1 in 6 Canadian children under the age of 18 is affected by household food insecurity. Government of British Columbia. (2019). Together BC: British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Deuteronomy 10:18 – “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.”
Job 29:12 – “…because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.”
Deuteronomy 15:11 – “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land”
Where Do We Deliver?
Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Surrey, Delta, Langley
We are looking for volunteers to enable us to service Vancouver & Burnaby.
How Do We Get It Done?
Our Staff / Volunteers & Your Donations
At Food Bank of the World (FBOW), we are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of Single Parent Clients. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to provide essential support and alleviate food insecurity.
Food Bank on Wheels Society carries out its activities through 3 part/time employees, 4 regular and 2 part time volunteers of which we need more.
We have a “Food Bank Manager” – “Development Director/Donor Relations”, and “Assistant to the Board of Directors”