What is foodShare

Community Benefits

  • foodSHARE is the largest food recovery program operated by a food bank in Western Canada.
  • Over 11 million pounds diverted from the landfill since the program started in 2007 and delivered to 7,000 clients, 60 community agencies that make meals and 6 farmers who use expired product for animal feed. This initiative is zero waste.
  • Healthy product including meat, dairy, produce and bakery items are available to our clients weekly.

  • Provide nutritious perishable food to our community’s most needy
  • Encourage meaningful community engagement
  • Create strong community relationships
  • Highlight leadership in or business community
  • Provide healthy animal feed
  • Create awareness of hunger and need in our community
  • Minimize waste in the landfill

45% – 7,000 clients on-site

25% – delivered 60 agencies and schools in Kamloops that provide meals

30% – provided to 6 local farmers for animal feed

Contact Us

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Kamloops Food Bank remains open

With the growing number of Coronavirus cases and BC declaring a Public Health Emergency the focus on the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients remains paramount.

Our desire to create a safe environment while continuing to provide food to those in need prompted the following procedural changes:


  • Stand 2 metres apart at all times
  • We are serving 1 client at time in the building
  • Sanitize hands upon entering
  • Have your ID ready to display
  • Please follow staff & volunteer direction
  • Clients are able to access Perishable hampers once per week and Non-Perishable hampers once per month
  • All Hampers are now pre-packed to
      • expedite the intake process
      • serve the largest number of clients
      • limit social contact
      • ensure food is shared equally

Our administrative staff is currently working from home and we are unable to answer any calls. Please email info@kamloopsfoodbank.org and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate department.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the COVID-19 crisis.

We are in this together.

Regarding Donations:

At this time both monetary and shelf stable food donations are needed.

We are gratefully receiving food donations at 171 Wilson Street. Please come to the red receiving bay door Monday-Friday, 8am – 2pm

If you are unable to drop off during those times, donation bins are located at the front of grocery stores for non-perishable items and are picked-up daily by our foodSHARE drivers.

For monetary contributions, visit our website here for ways to donate: https://www.kamloopsfoodbank.org/monetary-donation/