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Food Assistance | Refugee support | Computers distribution

Essential Food Assistance

To tackle food insecurity, through our Food Bank operations, we support vulnerable families on a monthly basis mainly focusing on those who are at most risk in our community. Food hampers are designed to cater to specific dietary and cultural needs (vegan or religious dietary restrictions).

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, our support has been expanded to include all vulnerable families facing food insecurity. 

We also provide prepared meals to the homeless on a daily basis in Downtown Eastside Vancouver and in Surrey Whalley.

For more information, contact us at 1.866.248.3868 Ext 1 or email us at [email protected]

Find out more about how you can support us or how you can get help for essential food assistance.

Welcome to Canada (Refugees) Hampers & support

Since November 2015, MFBCS have been collaborating with ISSofBC on providing community social support to newly arrived government assisted refugees (GARs).

We provide a welcome basket for new refugees whilst they are at the ISSofBC’s temporary housing. This includes providing :

  • Welcome Food Packages (religiously and culturally sensitive)
  • Toiletries and Hygiene Packages
  • Baby products (including diapers)

Computers Distribution

As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, schools have started using cloud technology. This has created major challenges for low income and recently arrived refugee families. As an intervention to the worrying digital divide, we are distributing refurbished computers and laptops, donated by community members and other community organizations. We are always looking for more donors as the demand is very high.

Find out more about donating a computer or to request a donated computer.

Zakat & Fitrana Program

For Muslims, Zakat is the compulsory giving on a set proportion of one’s wealth to charity.  We collect and distribute these donations in accordance with religious principles. Needy families are specifically identified and food hampers and/or gift cards are distributed. This is done using Zakat and Fitrana funds collected by the MFBCS directly and indirectly through collaboration with other organizations or mosques. Donate to MFBCS.

Qurbani/Udhiya Program (Annual)

Qurbanī is the ritual sacrifice of livestock animals by Muslims during the time of Eid Al-Adha celebration. The MFBCS will coordinate the collection of money and the distribution of the meat to needy families.