Blog

#12DaysOfQuest: Day 7

From COVID-19, to inflation, to Climate Change impact and food supply disruption, this year is closing on a challenging note for folks and families who face food-insecurity.

Starting November 30th until December 11th, follow us at @QuestFoodExchange and be part of #12DaysofQuest as we move through 12 food groups we’re hoping to secure, month-to-month, across Quest grocery markets in 2022. Today’s feature food is:

Pulses, Lentils & Grains

Pulses , Lentils, & Grains : The Superfood You’ve Never Heard Of !

Are you familiar with the word “pulses,” or know it is the official name for the category of food that includes dry peas, chickpeas, beans, and lentils?Pulses and grains are the hidden superfoods in pantries and the following staple items we want to secure for 2022 in all of our five markets. Pulses are a great source of protein and fiber. Just one cup of cooked pulses has 16 grams of protein and 15 grams of fibers. 

At Quest, we want to meet and satisfy every client’s needs. We understand there is a high demand for unprocessed food and meat alternatives, and we want our clients to have access to sustainable food.

The Quest Difference

The challenge with pulses, lentils, and grains is that our shelves are not filled with them. So much of our food is donated, which means we can’t always guarantee the same volumes or types of variety week to week. A can of pulses of 500 grams will run anywhere from $.70 – $1.00, which is lower than traditional grocery market standards thanks to our Food Partners.

Quest considers pulses, lentils, and grains staple items that we need to have consistently on our market shelves. 

Help ensure Quest Clients have access to cheese and other critical grocery items 12 months of the year. Donate to Quest today! And stay tuned for Day 8 of #12DaysofQuest for some more grain talk.

4 Ways You Can Help Quest Support Client Communities in 2022

  1. Become a monthly donor and help ensure these items are on market shelves 12 months of the year. Monthly donations are directed within the organization to where they will make the most impact. Become a Quest monthly donor today.

  1. Make a One-Time Year-End donation to Quest and help ensure our client communities have regular market access to grocery staples like produce, protein, and dairy every single day. Donations of $10 or greater are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Donate today.

  1. Did you know you can donate to Quest in honour or memory of a family member or friend? Simply click on the option “in memory of” or “in honour of” and an electronic card will be sent celebrating this gift which will be directed to where the organization and Quest client communities need it most. Create your gift.

  1. Give the Year-End Gift of Securities to Quest. Direct securities’ donations eliminate the capital gains tax, allowing you to donate more. You will quickly receive a charitable tax receipt for the market value on the date the security gift is received. More impact and greater benefit means more people have access to healthy and affordable food. Give the gift of a securities’ donation today

Read More:

Quest Holiday Hampers

Help bring over 1,000 families across the Lower Mainland a special meal this holiday season. Sign up as a group (between 3 and 10 people)

Read More »

A Grain of Hope

Before we say goodbye to 2021, help ensure individuals and families in need will have access to healthy and affordable food. DONATE NOW A Grain

Read More »

Markets Opening hours and locations

Vancouver - 2020 Dundas Street

Tel: 604-602-0186
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:45pm
Saturday: 9am – 3:45pm
Sunday and Holidays: Closed

Vancouver - 611 E. Hastings

Tel: 604-605-0735
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:45pm
Saturday: 9am – 3:45pm
Sunday and Holidays: Closed

Surrey - 13890 104 Avenue

Tel: 604-588-3476
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:45pm
Saturday: 9am – 3:45pm
Sunday – 12am – 4pm
Holidays: Closed

Burnaby - 7753 6th Street

Tel: 604-553-0636
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:45pm
Saturday: 9am – 3:45pm
Sunday – 10am – 3pm
Holidays: Closed

North Van. - 167 1st Street East

(Market Entrance from Lolo Lane)
Tel: 604-566-0110
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:45pm
Saturday: 9am – 3:45pm
Sunday and Holidays: Closed