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Shelters Food/Nutrition Food Bank

Eating well tough sometimes when you haven’t got a place to stay or a place to cook. When you have Hep C or HIV, it’s even more important to try and eat well because your body needs extra fuel to keep it healthy. Eating fruits and vegetables of any kind (even canned or frozen) is really good for you. So is drinking lots of water!! Sometimes it’s easier to drink coffee all day especially when all the drop-ins have coffee, but water is better for you and it’s free from any tap! There are lots of places in town where you can get free meals or food bank hampers. Here is a list of places around the city that provide free meals:

Salvation Army Family Services 9620-101 A Avenue
Emergency food hampers can be obtained every 3 months
To qualify for assistance, must show ID, rent receipt and current income receipt
Open Mon. - Thurs. 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM
Fridays 7:30-8:15 AM, breakfast is served followed by a chapel service – food hamper can be picked up following the service (except Fridays)
Senior Dinner (55 yrs +) every second Friday; must register beforehand 424-9222

Bissell Centre 10527-96 Street
Provides meals and sandwiches
Tuesdays and Fridays – hot meal provided for women only
Special meals provided during the month (generally offered the 3rd
Tuesday of every month, but phone ahead for exact day and time offered)
Services available to residents in area near Centre only (call for specific boundaries)

Marian Centre 10528-98 Street
Provides hot meals (phone ahead for day and time offered)
Sandwiches provided (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, 7:00-9:00 PM; also provided Sunday 1:00-3:00 PM, 7:00-9:00 PM
Centre is closed during the last 4 working days of each month

Operation Friendship 9526-106 Avenue
Phone for days and times food offered
Available to residents of inner city only (call for specific boundaries)
Offers 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and supper)
Please note: for seniors 55 years and over only