Quest Food Exchange’s program focuses on the redistribution of quality surplus food to those facing food security challenges. We partner with local social service agencies to help their clients access healthy, affordable food in a dignified manner, and a safe & welcoming environment. Our program focuses on transitioning individuals from dependence to self-sufficiency.
Not-For-Profit Grocery Markets
Quest operates four not-for-profit grocery markets where clients can access food by referral (download referral form). These markets are not open to the public at large. The clients of partnering Social Service Agencies are able to have access to healthy food at an affordable price, and are empowered to make their own choices about what they purchase.
Our not-for-profit grocery markets offer food as seen in most other retail stores: fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, bread, canned goods, desserts, meat, vitamins, and household items.
Prepaid Market Vouchers
Social Service Agencies can purchase market vouchers (for use in our not-for-profit grocery markets) to distribute to their own clients. Vouchers can be purchased in different denominations to accommodate clients’ varying needs. They serve as a great substitute to emergency food hampers, as clients have the ability to choose their own items, giving them the opportunity to plan meals, learn to budget, and work around their dietary needs. To inquire or purchase market vouchers, please contact our accountant.
Bulk Food Ordering
Quest provides a wide variety of items available to order for social service agency food programs such as community kitchens, food banks, and residence programs. A Fresh Sheet of new inventory is sent out weekly to help our partnering agencies (download Partnership Agreement Form) choose their food and place their orders. By assisting those who help the most vulnerable in our communities stretch their own food budgets for their own programs, our hope is that they may have more flexibility to further serve their clients. To receive our weekly Fresh Sheet or order items, please contact the Marketing Supervisor.