For as long as Mission Community Services has existed, its food centre has actively served in feeding those who are hungry. Now four decades later the centre is creating for its clients pre-made hampers, bags of food containing soup, canned fruit, vegetables and tuna, pasta and pasta sauce as staples.

In a good month, the Food Centre at 32646  Logan Avenue can distribute as many as 320 food hampers for singles and families, serving about 600 people.

New hours for the Food Centre are Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  The centre is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays and weekends.

Hampers can be picked up at the above times.  ID, proof of income, proof of residence and Care Cards for eligibility are required.

Bread is donated by Save-On-Foods, Starbucks, Cobbs Bread and Silverhill Bakery while vegetables are provided by the gleaners program at Ferndale (minimum security) Institution and the Mission Farmers Market.

Those wishing to donate food can call 604-814-3333 for pickup or donate to MCSS or at the food centre at 32646 Logan Avenue. Hours of operation are listed above.

MCSS also provides bakery items for Mission’s school lunch programs.  Call the Centre at 604-814-3333 if you wish to volunteer.