Harvest Food Bank

Harvest Helpers

Harvest Food Bank volunteers are operating the Harvest Helpers Program to assist our North Island communities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up today if you are self-isolating/quarantined and need help, or if you can help a neighbor in need. This is a time for all community members to work together to support and protect each other.

Introduction

Harvest Food Bank is a volunteer-run, non-profit, community organization. We focus on providing low-barrier assistance to people who need food at home, at school, and in the community. From our Port Hardy location we serve the entire Regional District of Mount Waddington.

Food Bank

The food bank runs a number of different programs to get food where it’s needed in our communities. We provide monthly food boxes which are distributed to households throughout the region. Local schools receive support for their meal programs. Food is also provided to community groups in support of soup kitchens and other local social services programs.

Retail Store

To help fund our food bank we operate a retail store which sells new and used items donated by community members. Also we occasionally purchase items for resale. Sales revenue from the store provides a significant part of the funding required to operate the food bank and we appreciate all donors and customers.

History

The Port Hardy Harvest Food Bank was established to relieve poverty by providing food to persons in need. Our doors first opened in February 1998, and we incorporated on November 16, 1998 as non-profit society number S-0039048 under the BC Society Act.

Our first location was in rented premises at 7135 Market Street. In 2004 we purchased our present building, the former Napa Auto Parts store across the road at 7120 Market Street.