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    March 30, 2020


    UPDATE:


    UPDATE: We have implemented a strategy to promote a safer market environment for staff and Quest clients and, as such, all markets will close one hour each day at the end of day to allow staff to thoroughly clean and sanitize the markets. With this in mind, hours of market operations are as follows:


    2020

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  • 2019: The Impact of Our Partnership


    Reduce Hunger with Dignity

    • 257,817
      client visits registered at Quest’s Not-for-Profit Grocery Markets

    • $9,825,201
      in food donations received from supportive food suppliers

    • 250
      children in five inner city schools in the Lower Mainland were provided with
      healthy snacks during the school year


    Build
    Community

    • Volunteers
      generously donated 10,505  hours to Quest
      operations

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  • 2017: The Impact of our Partnership

    2017: The Impact of Our Partnership

    • 245,105 client visits registered at Quest’s Not-for-Profit Grocery Markets
    • Over $8,273,000 in food donations received from tremendously supportive food suppliers
    • Approximately 933 tonnes of quality surplus food and products were diverted from landfill sites
    • 250 school children in five inner city schools in the Lower Mainland were provided with healthy snacks during the school year
    • Approximately 46 tonnes of greenhouse gas equivalents prevented from entering our atmosphere
    • Volunteers generously donated over 10,544 hours to Quest operations
    • 1077 families enjoyed a

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  • North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament Donation

    We are grateful to have been selected as one of the designated charities at the 2017 North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament. Each year the North Shore Community Foundation and West Vancouver Community Foundation donate the first $50,000 raised to a worthwhile North Shore organization. This year, in honour of their 10th annual golf tournament, they selected two charities and donated $100,000! The $50,000 we received for our North Shore Distribution Centre

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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 community resource  partners who refer their clients. Our environmentally conscious food redistribution program includes delivery trucks, distribution centres and not-for-profit grocery markets to ensure the quality surplus food we recover is allocated 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 works closely with community resource partners 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.