Grand Forks Flood – Update July 2018

We have moved into our new location now at 7816 Donaldson Dr. Grand Forks (former home of the Grand Forks Bottle Depot.)

We will be continuing our special Friday openings for 2 more weeks. June 22nd and June 29th, we will be open from 1-3. This is in addition to our regular Tuesday, 10-3 openings.

JUNE 9TH

With so many needing our services, and trying to juggle us in amidst appointments with adjusters and work crews, we have decided to holdĀ  special openings on Fridays. We’ll be open, at Gospel Chapel on Friday, June 15th from 1-3 p.m. after which the board will re-evaluate and decide whether or not to continue this extra service for a few more weeks

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While we will still be operating out of Gospel Chapel for several more weeks, I’m pleased to be able to say that we have procured a new location and will be opening there in mid-July.

Our new location will be at 7816A Donaldson Dr. current home of the Grand Forks Bottle Depot. Stay tuned for the actual date and meanwhile remember we’re in the gym at Gospel Chapel for at least another 6 weeks. Tuesdays 10-3 INCLUDING May 29th, and on June 5th we’ll also be open from 4-7.

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The crisis that recently hit the City of Grand Forks as well as the surrounding area has also flooded our food bank. Thanks to the work of a lot of incredible volunteers we were able to salvage at least a portion of our stock. And thanks to the generosity of the Gospel Chapel we will be open our normal hours (10-3) this Tuesday, and for at least a few weeks at their location at 7048 Donaldson Dr. in Grand Forks for anyone who needs a hamper. Please check the doors for signs of which entrance to use.

Our most needed items at the moment are canned tuna, pasta sauce, cereal, granola bars, personal care items, puritan stews, and chunky soup. We have donation bins at BuyLow, Save-On and Extra Foods (the latter two being larger). Donations can also be brought to Gospel Chapel on Tuesday only, or to the Grand Forks Funeral Home.

Cash donations naturally continue to be welcome. We are very grateful to have been able to salvage as much of our stock as we were, and greatly appreciate the donations that have been coming in, as we expect an increase in the need for our services in the weeks ahead. Cash can be brought to us at Gospel Chapel on Tuesdays only. Cheques can be mailed to PO Box 1052 Grand Forks BC V0H 1H0. If you prefer to donate via credit card or Paypal, you can do so through our dedicated page at Canada Helps.

At this time, there are many organizations and individuals in our area in need of everyone’s help. Whoever you choose to assist and/or donate to, please know it is very much appreciated.