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Quest Food Exchange: Redistributing Quality Surplus Food to Reduce Hunger with Dignity

Quest Food Exchange is a not-for-profit organization that provides dignified access to a variety of affordable and healthy foods to individuals facing food security challenges in British Columbia.  Our primary objectives are to reduce hunger with dignity, build community and foster sustainability. Not open to the general public, Quest Food Exchange works in collaboration with food suppliers who donate their surplus food, and social service agency partners who refer their clients. Our environmentally conscious food redistribution program includes delivery trucks, a distribution centre, and not-for-profit grocery markets to ensure the quality surplus food we recover is reallocated efficiently to those who need it. Clients are empowered to choose what suits their needs in our friendly, safe and welcoming grocery market environment.

To Access Food

 

Are you a person or charitable organization in the Lower Mainland looking for access to affordable food? Quest Food Exchange currently partners with hundreds of social service agencies to ensure that individuals and families can have a dignified shopping experience full of healthy and affordable choices in their quest for a nutritious meal.

Find out more information on accessing food.

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What’s New

  • Quest’s fifth grocery market opens on the North Shore!
  • New Video added! Click here.
  • Offical press release: Walmart Foundation donates $100,000 USD to Quest Food Exchange.
  • Quest Food Exchange nominated for BCFPA Sustainability Award – check out the video here.
  • New video in our gallery entitled “Cassandra’s Story”, click here to watch.

From the blog

  • THE NORTH VANCOUVER QUEST IS READY TO SERVE!

    SPREAD THE WORD: QUEST IS HERE!

    Great news for our Quest Food Exchange clients and partners, our new Grocery Market location in North Vancouver opened on January 30th!

    This is our fifth location and will provide a dignified shopping experience.  Like our other Not-For-Profit Grocery Markets, a variety of fresh, frozen, and non-perishables are available at a significantly reduced cost.

     

     

    Shopping clients:

    If you are an individual or family member on income assistance, are underemployed, receiving a pension, or qualify as

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  • YVR Set to Take Flight Once Again with Annual Hamper Drive in Support of Quest Food Exchange

    Quest Food Exchange is pleased to announce the details for The 6th annual Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Holiday Hamper Drive. Over the past 5 years – thanks to an amazing YVR sponsorship – more than 2700 hampers have been collected for families who otherwise would not have been able to have a delicious holiday meal!

    For every hamper filled, Vancouver Airport Authority will donate a turkey to complete the meal, and Quest will provide fresh fruits and vegetables. Join the greater YVR

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  • Quest Food Exchange presented with $100,000 USD Walmart Foundation Grant

    Quest Food Exchange was presented with a donation for $100,000 USD at the Richmond, BC Walmart Supercentre grand opening ceremony today.

    The grand opening ceremony and cheque presentation took place at Central at Garden City mall, a new development at the corner of Alderbridge Way and Garden City Road in Richmond, BC. The new Walmart Supercentre, located at 9251 Alderbridge Way, officially opened its doors to the community on Thursday, October 27, with doors opening to the public at 8am

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  • Quest Welcomes The Wesley Foundation From Louisiana Tech University

    Ruston, Louisiana isn’t exactly close to the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Separated by 3,974 km, one country, and nine states, it would take 37 hours of continuous driving to travel from one place to the other. An impressive journey, so you can imagine how excited we were to welcome The Wesley Foundation, all the way from the South Eastern State of Louisiana, to our Dundas Street location in Vancouver this week!

    Here’s what they had to say about their

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