How is Quest different from food banks?

There is no doubt that food banks are a valuable and necessary service in Vancouver. Our social service agency partners view Quest as a stepping stone for their clients during the transition from food bank reliance to self-sufficiency. Quest offers access to a choice of healthy, affordable food to those who face barriers to this basic necessity of life.

Does my FOODSAFE certificate expire?

As of July 29, 2013, all FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued in British Columbia have a five-year expiry date. FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued prior to July 29, 2013, are valid until July 29, 2018. To help FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate holders keep their food safety knowledge up to date, FOODSAFE will be launching an inexpensive and short FOODSAFE Level 1 Refresher course. It will be offered online by Open School BCstarting September 2013. The approximately three-hour refresher course will cover all the essentials of the FOODSAFE Level 1 training program. A grade of 80% must be achieved in the exam to be recertified.

What are the hours of operation for the grocery markets?

Quest has four not-for-profit grocery markets. The hours of operation are:

  • Monday & Saturday: 9am to 4:15pm
  • Tuesday – Friday: 9am to 6:15pm
  • Sunday and holidays: closed
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