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Cortes Food Bank is open twice a month, at one of our two locations. 

Open every second Monday

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

Alternating between our 2 locations: 

When you need food

If you or someone you know needs food, let us know:

We have pre-made food hampers ready to go for people just dropping by, but if you're able, please request yours at least 2 days before a pick-up day. This gives us time to check in with you about your specific needs, and prepare a custom food hamper.

Food hamper pick up schedule

Click on a date on the calendar below to register for your food hamper.

We will be in touch to confirm your needs and pick-up time.

We are here to help, with healthy food and a welcoming team.

Reach out through our contact form, email, or phone to let us know your needs, choose a pick up time, and location.

Find out more about who we are, our values, goals, and policies.

What to expect when you reach out to our team for support

Frequently asked questions

How do I get food? 

Get in touch with us:


We will ask you some questions to find out what you need, and get you registered. Food hampers are put together by our team and can be picked up on every second Monday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. (noon), either at the Gorge Hall or the food shed in the Manson's Hall parking lot. 

I’ve never needed the food bank before, and I’m nervous. What can I expect? 

We understand that making the decision to come to a Food Bank can be a difficult one. You’re not alone. We serve community members of all ages and life experiences. You can expect to be treated with kindness, patience, and respect.

How much food will I get? 
  • Our food hampers have around 10 – 14 food items, and sometimes more, depending on what we have.

  • The amount of food you’ll get is based on the number of people in your household.

  • We try to offer food that will be good for a variety of ages and safe for those with allergies.

  • Pet food is usually available.

  • Toiletries and household supplies are sometimes available.


We try our best to equitably share the supplies we have with everyone who comes to us. This is why we ask you to register and keep us updated on how much food you need.

What is in a food box?

We offer a good variety of non-perishable, healthy food, spanning all the food groups, including:

  • pasta, rice, oats

  • canned fish, canned meat, canned and dried beans

  • stews and soups

  • canned vegetables and fruits

  • shelf-stable milk and juice

  • condiments like spices and oils

  • easy to prepare meals and snacks

Other helpful things to know about our food supplies:

  • We sometimes have fresh produce and frozen food.

  • Most of our food is sourced or donated through our partners, so we don't always have control over what is available. 

  • We are sometimes able to make food purchases on behalf of our clients, which helps us fill in gaps and order in bulk.

  • If you have special needs or allergies, we do our best  to accommodate them. Please discuss with a food bank team member. 

How will my privacy and safety be protected? 

Our team takes your privacy and safety very seriously:

  • We never share your name, contact information, or details about your relationship to the food bank without your express consent.

  • We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of clients, staff, volunteers, or community members.

  • We advocate for your dignity and well-being in any way we can.

  • We work on eliminating negative associations that might come with accessing food from the Food Bank. Food is a human right!


Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that people won’t see you when you come to get your food. We have tried to schedule our pick-up days when other activities in the neighbourhood are at a minimum. 

Read more about our mission, values, and policies, here.

How can I get food if I can't come pick it up?

If you are not able to come pick up your food during one of our open days, give us a call +1-672-202-0052 or send us a message and we will do our best to figure out a delivery plan for you. 

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